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Jose Mourinho wants to sign Mesut Ozil for Manchester United for two reasons, claims Arsenal legend Martin Keown

Mesut Ozil is about to enter the last six months of his contract (Picture: Getty)

Arsenal legend Martin Keown believes Jose Mourinho has an ulterior motive for wanting to sign Mesut Ozil from Arsenal.

The Germany international is set to enter the final six months of his current contract and appears to be intent on securing a free transfer in the summer, despite having reportedly been offered a £300,000-a-week deal to remain in north London.

Ozil is said to have told friends he would prefer a move to Manchester United over Barcelona, who have identified the 29-year-old as a potential alternative to their primary transfer target Philippe Coutinho.

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