Arsenal, Man Utd target Ozil urges Werder Bremen to drop asking price
The Daily Star says the German World Cup star told his club to lower the £16m asking price.
The Premier League big guns are willing to spend no more than £10m to bag Ozil.
Both United and Arsenal would prefer to take their chances next summer when they could sign him on a free transfer as his contract at the Bundesliga club expires.
Chelsea have also been linked with a move for the attacking midfielder but the player’s representatives have denied there are any talks planned with the Blues during their pre-season tour of Germany.
Ozil has made it clear that he will not sign a new deal at Werder.