Man Utd boss Ferguson encouraged in bid for Real Madrid outcast Ozil

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is ready to try again for Real Madrid playmaker Mesut Ozil.
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Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is ready to try again for Real Madrid playmaker Mesut Ozil.

Ozil is no longer a first choice under Jose Mourinho following the arrival of Luka Modric and sources insist he is growing increasingly unhappy.

United chief Alex Ferguson has asked to be kept informed of any developments and would be at the front of the queue if Real decide to sell, says The Sun.

Fergie is hunting a successor to 38-year-old Paul Scholes, who looks set to retire for the second time at the end of the season.

If Real do choose to offload Ozil, the Spaniards would want double the £12million they paid Bremen.

But United still have money to spend after missing out on Eden Hazard and Lucas Moura in the summer.

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