Arsenal & Manchester United target demands £200k-a-week

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Real Madrid midfielder Mesut Ozil is open to a move to the Premier League - providing his £200,000-a-week wage demands are met.

According to The Sun, the Arsenal and Manchester United target would consider moving to either of the Premier League giants, but only if the interested club's agree to pay a hefty price.

Ozil wants £100,000-a-week after tax if he is to stay at the Bernabeu, with Spain's new tax rates meaning any contract would have to be double what he's currently earning if he is to remain with the La Liga giants.

The 24-year-old's wage demands could put an end to Arsenal's interest, with their strict wage structure often blamed for preventing Arsene Wenger from luring some of the biggest names in world football to the Emirates.

Manchester United - rumoured to be Ozil's first-choice - are less likely to be put off by the German international's wages, and David Moyes could step up his pursuit of the Real Madrid midfielder in the coming days, with the end of the transfer window in sight.

Speculation over the £40 million-rated star's future went into over-drive following his reaction to being subbed during Madrid's 1-0 win at Granada on Monday night.

Ozil didn't take kindly to being withdrawn from proceedings, giving Arsenal and Manchester United a boost as they continue to monitor the player's situation closely.

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