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Man Utd made late attempt to wreck Arsenal deal for Ozil

Manchester United made a late attempt to scupper Arsenal's record deal for Real Madrid midfielder Mesut Ozil on Monday.

The Mirror says United made enquiries on Monday with Old Trafford boss David Moyes desperate to bring in a top quality playmaker before his deal for Athletic Bilbao midfielder Ander Herrera went horribly wrong.

Desperate phone calls were made on Monday morning to see if Ozil was still available, having been offered by third party agents two weeks before.

But it was already too late as Germany midfielder Ozil, 24, had turned down a more lucrative offer from Paris Saint Germain and now it emerges that Arsenal also beat United to a deal with Real Madrid.

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