Manchester United 'deny interest in Real Madrid's Mesut Ozil'

Manchester United's Scottish manager David Moyes reacts during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Manchester United at the Anfield stadium in Liverpool, northwest England, on September 1, 2013
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Manchester United reportedly deny that they are in the running for Real Madrid midfielder Mesut Ozil.

Manchester United have reportedly denied that they are in the running to sign Real Madrid midfielder Mesut Ozil.

The Premier League champions are said to have made contact with the German international, who is believed to be in advanced talks with United's league rivals Arsenal.

Despite suggestions that United are prepared to scupper the Gunners' deal for Ozil, the North West club have denied interest in the player, according to Sky Sports News.

Madrid are said to have agreed a fee in the region of £36m with Arsenal.

Mesut Ozil of Real Madrid attacks during the pre season friendly match between Bournemouth and Real Madrid at Goldsands Stadium on July 21, 2013
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