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Manchester United Close In On £12m German International Mesut Ozil: Odds of a Move Slashed

Old Trafford outfit nearing playmaker capture.

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SOCCER/FUTBOL WORLD CUP 2010 SEMIFINAL ALEMANIA VS ESPANA Action photo of Mesut Ozil of Germany, during semi finals game of the 2010 World Cup held at Durban, South Africa./Foto de accion de Mesut Ozil de Alemania, durante juego de la semifinal de la Copa del Mundo 2010 celebrado en Durban, Sudafrica. 07 July 2010 MEXSPORT/JORGE REYES Photo via Newscom

Manchester United are apparently closing in on Werder Bremen playmaker Mesut Ozil and a deal to sign the impressive German international could be forced through in the coming days. Having watched his side thrash the MLS All Stars Sir Alex Ferguson is still looking to add more strength to his Old Trafford side before the Premier League kicks off.

The betting odds on the 21 year old’s switch from the Bundesliga to Man United have been slashed to 1/5 at Sky Bet and chief executive David Gill has been at pains to point out that the club will be given funds to bring in more additions.

Thus far Ferguson has brought in young defender Chris Smalling and Mexican international Javier Hernandez but may feel he needs more creativity and perhaps most importantly a player in his armoury who can score goals from midfield.

Werder Bremen are more likely to attempt to offload the starlet than take the chance of the former Schalke man leaving for nothing next summer. They are thought to be willing to accept offers of around £12m for the impressive German international who was one of his country’s top performers at the World Cup as well as finishing last term as the leading assist maker in the Bundesliga.

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