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Manchester United can Sign €80m Star for €45m in January - Mou's Priority

Jose Mourinho Rafael Benitez 2008 Manchester United can Sign €80m Star for €45m in January - Mou's Priority
Kristopher Love | 15 November, 2017, 14:36

United are understood to be unwilling to sell the midfielder in January so he faces the choice of running down his contact and leaving Old Trafford in the summer, or signing a new deal and remaining.

There is already big interest in him from Besiktas in Turkey. It's worth noting that various newspapers have linked United pair Matteo Darmian and Marouane Fellaini to Valencia in recent weeks.

United are keen for the Belgium worldwide to stay but negotiations, which began last season, have dragged on after he rejected an offer in September.

There will not have been a huge increase in his wages given that the player turns 30 next week.

According to the same story, Mourinho has identified Ozil as his top priority to improve his options in midfield following Manchester United's recent struggles. The Belgian-born Brazilian is on loan at the Mestalla this season and has made nine appearances thus far.

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Ozil's contract is set to expire at the end of the 2017-18 season and Manchester United would be able to discuss a pre-contract agreement with the Germany global in January.

He was unpopular with the fans when he first arrived at Old Trafford in a £27.5million move from Everton.

However, he re-established himself under Louis van Gaal and has taken his game to a new level under Jose Mourinho who has praised the player's strength of character.

After enduring a hard return to Old Trafford last season as the-then world's most expensive player, the 24-year-old as began this campaign in explosive fashion scoring twice and assisting three times in the opening four games.