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Man Utd plan £40M bid for Real Madrid playmaker Mesut Ozil

Manchester United are eyeing Real Madrid midfielder Mesut Ozil.Punto Pelota says United are willing to offer £40 million for the Germany international and believe a deal can be done.

Ozil's father and agent has been pushing to open new contract talks with Real this summer and there are concerns from the German that he is being squeezed out of first team reckoning.

The promotion of Casemiro, Isco and Asier Illarremendi has cast doubt on the futures of several senior Real midfielders, including Ozil.

After failing to prise Cesc Fabregas away from Barcelona, United remain in the market for a new midfield schemer and intend to test Real's resolve with a bumper offer for Ozil before the transfer deadline falls.

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