Atletico Madrid want Mesut Ozil if Manchester United target leaves in January

Postado Novembro 14, 2017

There could be some musical transfer chairs in the summer, reports the Daily Star, with the paper one of several to report that Atletico Madrid have identified Mesut Ozil as the man to replace Saul Niguez, who is expected to sign for Manchester United.

United's biggest battle however would be in agreeing a fee with Atletico and convincing the club to sell.

It's claimed that United boss Jose Mourinho is a long-term admirer of the 22-year-old Spanish attacking playmaker and the feeling is apparently mutual.

Ozil is yet to reveal what his plans are with regards to penning - or not penning - a new deal with Arsenal, and time is fast running out with the 28-year-old's contract due to end in June 2018.

However, that has not deterred Atletico boss Diego Simeone, who could offer Ozil the chance to return to Madrid following a successful spell with rivals Real.

However, according to The Sun today, Atletico Madrid have made contact with Ozil's representatives regarding a potential return to Spain.

The Premier League side is believed to be interested in recouping some of the money they spent on the Germany global in January as he will become a free agent at the end of the season.

Ozil's future has been a huge talking point for a number of months, with the German having so far refused to sign a new deal at the Emirates.