Premier League target Ozil could stay in Germany

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Werder Bremen have yet to receive an official bid for German playmaker Mesut Ozil, with Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal reportedly biding their time before tabling an offer.

The 21-year-old has been the stand-out player in Germany’s impressive World Cup campaign so far, but Bremen general manager Klaus Allofs believes that keeping hold of the midfielder is in the club’s best interests, as they push for a spot in the group stages of the Champions League. He said:

“We are indeed dependant on transfer income. But we also need sporting success. The Champions League qualification is a major event and for this we need a good team.

“Mesut had already appeared to end up in the focus of clubs before the World Cup was kicked off. Now he is playing a fantastic World Cup campaign, this is definitely increasing interest.

“But when it comes to concrete bids, nothing has been done. We want him to stay on and actually there is no news.”

Allofs also revealed that Ozil could potentially leave the Weserstadion at the end of next season should he fail to agree terms on a new contract – which will no doubt put numerous suitors on red-alert. He added:

“There are no indications he does not want to see out his contract at our club.

“If it is true that the contract is not renewed and he is a free transfer, we must accept this.”

Content courtesy of Will Haine.

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