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David Moyes plots potential raid for Real's Mesut Özil

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Manchester United's summer transfer woes have been well documented over recent months, with the failure to sign any potential midfield targets.

Two unsuccessful bids for Cesc Fabregas and a half-hearted raid for Everton duo Marouane Fellaini and Leighton Baines have left the Red Devils short in the midfield department as the new Premier League season got underway.

However, this could all be about to change as an audacious swoop for Real Madrid star Mesut Özil may be close, according to talkSPORT.

It suggests that the German international is worried about first team opportunities when Gareth Bale arrives, as well as Madrid's strong investment in Isco and Asier Illarramendi increasing competition for places.

The news comes after David Moyes today admitted for the first time that additions are vital saying "there is a need to do it but there's no pressure to" - he did, however, confess that any ongoing pursuits may still fail to materialise.

The potential capture of the German attacking midfielder would prove a big relief for the new manager after recent news that potential target Luca Modric is firmly in Carlo Ancelotti’s plans as a lengthy lay-off awaits Xabi Alonso owing to a fractured metatarsal.

Özil would be a great asset to United and would bring with him the flair they've lacked in the middle over the past few seasons.

The 24-year-old made an impressive 12 assists in just 23 starts last season in La Liga and was the top provider in both the 2010 World Cup and UEFA Euro 2012 with 3 in each.

A partnership with Robin Van Persie would surely be relished by United fans as they await further news on the mooted deal.

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