Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Boss Could Talk Ozil into Making Switch

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Boss Could Talk Ozil into Making Switch

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JOSE Mourinho's personal touch could help him lure Mezut Ozil from Arsenal to United.

The German midfielder has previously been enticed by the Reds boss when Mourinho telephoned Ozil to convince him to sign for Real Madrid.

It was Mourinho's intervention that forced Ozil to turn down Arsene Wenger initially in 2010 after an impressive World Cup finals and move from Werder Bremen to Real Madrid.

But when Mourinho left the Bernabeu in May 2013, Ozil agreed to join the Gunners that summer.

Ozil has never forgotten Mourinho's call to persuade him to forget London and move to Madrid.

"They wanted me, especially Mourinho. I spoke with him on the phone and he told me his ideas and what he thought about me as a player," recalls Ozil. …

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