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Ferguson focuses on Mesut Ozil
Sir Alex Ferguson is ready to make a £25million swoop for Germany’s Mesut Ozil after Wesley Sneijder announced he wants to stay with Inter Milan. Manchester United boss Ferguson is looking for a playmaker to replace veteran Paul Scholes, who has suggested next season could be his last. Ozil fits the bill with his superb skill, passing ability and shooting power. Ferguson was tracking Ozil, 21, before his World Cup exploits for Germany shot him to prominence. Werder Bremen are resigned to losing Ozil, who has a year left on his contract, with the player tempted by a move to the Premier League. “I want to win trophies and there are two clubs in England, United and Chelsea, who win trophies,” he said.
Paul Joyce, Daily Express
Predictably, most of the papers are reporting on Owen Hargreaves' latest fitness setback. The Telegraph claim his career is on a knife-edge after Sir Alex announced yesterday that the midfielder had returned to America to see a specialist. The boss admitted he didn't know when Hargreaves would return to action.
Elsewhere, Robbie Savage claims in his Mirror column that United were wrong to sell Diego Forlan. He also says he wouldn't be surprised to see Wesley Sneijder at Old Trafford before the end of the summer, despite the player coming out yesterday and saying he wanted to remain at Inter Milan.