Manchester United given hope over Mesut Ozil

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Werder Bremen's general manager Klaus Allofs has admitted that Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil may be sold this summer, following his club's 5-1 friendly defeat at Fulham.

The 21-year-old playmaker impressed at the World Cup finals in South Africa and was watched by Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson at the weekend.

Allofs commented:"Everything is still possible at the moment. I would like to see the transfer window close now with the team we have, because we are looking forward to competing in the Champions League.

"There are many clubs interested in Mesut. Should there be an offer on the table, we would consider it."

Head coach Thomas Schaaf struck a slightly different note after his side's loss at Craven Cottage, telling Sky Sports News: "I can't give you some new information, only that he is one player of Werder Bremen and he plays for Werder Bremen."

Of the prospects of Ozil still being a Werder player beyond the closure of the transfer window, he added: "Yes, I think so, yes."

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