According to German newspaper Bild (via Turkish Football), Manchester United could be set to land Mesut Ozil on a free transfer at the end of the current Premier League season.
The midfielder has yet to sign a new long term deal with Arsenal and is thought to be keen on a move away from the Emirates, especially after the Gunners failed to qualify for the Champions League.
Ozil, who is valued at £45million on Transfermarkt, is now thought to be a target of Jose Mourinho, who admired the German international during their time together at Real Madrid.
Losing Ozil to a direct Premier League rival would be a huge blow to Arsenal fans, who have already had to suffer the likes of Robin Van Persie, Kolo Toure, Bacary Sagna, Gael Clichy, Ashley Cole and Samir Nasri to major rivals in England.
In contrast, Manchester United fans seem incredibly excited at the prospect of seeing the World Cup Winner ply his trade at Old Trafford…
Ozil is world class.. would be welcomed at united, on a free too… Mourinho gotta get it done, imagine martial rash latching on to his ⚽️
— sanka (@Martian_MUFC) September 14, 2017
Yes please. Ozil needs a manager like Jose that pushes him https://t.co/Z7DSXFh9oO
— JoseM (@RoyMufc_) September 14, 2017
— Jeff Yantos (@Xoxoitsjeff) September 14, 2017
Love Ozil & he should be up there with the best. He's sadly stagnated after joining Arsenal! Needs a better manager!
— Sai ⚡️ (@sai_mufc) September 13, 2017
Ozil to Manchester United? Make it happen Jose I beg of it. Massively under appreciated and underrated because he plays with a shite squad
— Jack Rowlands (@_jackrowlands) September 14, 2017
i'd take ozil any day at united.
— mamba mentality. (@el_teee_) September 14, 2017
Ahhh just imagine Ozil at United under Jose. Oh my.
— Chíp Carvaldo (@CantonasChip) September 14, 2017