Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Ozil Offered New Deal at Emirates as Reds Dither

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Ozil Offered New Deal at Emirates as Reds Dither

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UNITED will have to act quickly if they want to sign Mesut Ozil after the Arsenal midfielder was finally offered a new contract at the Emirates, according to sources close to the player.

Ozil currently earns around £154,000-a-week and while he would like a 30 per cent wage hike and his favoured No.10 shirt, winning titles is key to his next career decision.

M.E.N. Sport understands that the 29-year-old has yet to commit to a new deal as he wants to see Arsenal's 'prospective' and their long-term plan ahead of signing the last big contract of his career.

Significantly, it is the first time there has been a breakthrough in contract talks since March.

Ozil had previously been offered a bonus-laden contract which was dependent on Arsenal getting into the semi-finals of major competitions.

It is understood that Ozil already has a couple of offers on the table from clubs in Europe but, crucially, United have yet to make contact. …

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