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Man United head the queue for La Liga schemer

Manchester United are again showing interest in Real Madrid midfielder Mesut Ozil after reports from The Sun suggest the German has become  increasingly unhappy in Spain.

United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has asked to be kept up to date on the 24-year-old’s situation at the Bernabeu and would be ready to launch a move to take Ozil to Old Trafford should he become available.

The German international arrived in the Spanish capital after the reigning La Liga champions paid Werder Bremen a reported €15 million for his services two years ago. however, Ozil has since struggled to establish himself in Jose Mourinho’s starting line up, especially following the summer arrival of Luka Modric from Tottenham Hotspur.

The midfielder is understood to earn £110,000 per week in Madrid – which would be well within the current wage structure at Old Trafford, and it is suggested Ferguson would be at the front of the queue should Real decide to sell Ozil.

The United boss is on the look out for a successor to the veteran Paul Scholes at Old Trafford, with the 38-year-old set to retire for the second time at the end of this campaign.


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