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United in pursuit of Ozil

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There seems to be developments in Manchester United's interest in Real Madrid star playmaker Mesut Ozil, with the Red Devils reportedly submitting a bid in the region of 45 million euros, according to Spanish-based journalist Manu Sainz, who plies his trade at Spanish media outlets Cadena Ser and Madrid-based newspaper AS.

The news will excite United fans who have seen their transfer business this summer limited only to Uruguayan U21 international Guillermo Varela.

It's been in the interest of new Manchester United manager David Moyes to strengthen the midfield with reinforcement, and while Ozil is deployed as more of an offensive midfielder, he would offer plenty of creativity to a United side who are often feeding off scraps and lack the ability to open up teams at will.

German international Ozil is reported to be worried about his value at Madrid, with attacking midfielder Isco joining the Spanish giants from domestic rivals Malaga.

Real Madrid are also anticipating the imminent arrival of Welsh wing-wizard Gareth Bale, who will join for a world record fee.

Despite Carlo Ancelotti deploying a more narrow and central formation, the added competition puts Ozil's first team spot ahead of the World Cup in the summer of 2014.

Ozil feels game time is essential to ensure he maintains a place in Germany's squad .

Real Madrid are reported to have set an asking price of 45 million euros, so a deal for Ozil could stand a good chance of coming to fruition with the same fee United have bid being touted.

A move to Old Trafford would ensure Ozil maintains exposure to Joachim Lowe, playing in arguably the strongest league in world football for one of the biggest clubs in the world, while also playing on the European stage in the Champions League.

Ozil could potentially become United's star player along with being one of the best players in the division, while also receiving higher wages.

The German is not a player who would solve Manchester United's midfield deficiencies, but when a world class player becomes available it is hard to say no, as the signing of Robin van Persie shows.

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