Manchester United and Chelsea are set to lock horns for Arsenal creative midfielder Mesut Ozil signature in January transfer window.
United and the reigning Premier League defending champions are both keeping tabs on the highly experienced midfielder according to the Express.
The Germany international midfielder is yet to sign a new contract with the Gunners and will be available as a free agent next summer if he fails to renew his current deal.
The Red Devils were initially the only team linked with Ozil in January transfer but report now has it that Chelsea have entered the race for the World Cup winner signature.
Jose Mourinho, who worked with Ozil at Madrid wants a reunion at Old Trafford.
Ozil potential move to United could further affect Armenian star Henrikh Mkhitaryan starting spot in Mourinho’s team.
The former Borussia Dortmund player had struggled for form in recent weeks and was left out of United team that defeated Watford 4-2 yesterday.
Antonio Conte on the other hand wants to strengthen his midfield in January. Summer arrival Tiemoue Bakayoko has struggled to replicate Monaco’s form at Chelsea.
The 22-year old midfielder was highly criticized for his woeful performance in Chelsea 1-1 draw with Liverpool over the weekend.
However, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has reveals that it will take something unbelievable to happen for Ozil to leave Emirate in January.
However, an irresistible offer could be the only way to lure the German star from the North London club when winter transfer window re-open.