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Chelsea - Closing in on Ozil?

Chelsea - Closing in on Ozil?

Following the signing of Benayoun, Carlo hinted that we may be in for two more names.

The Ramires deal seems to be still on, though reports suggest that he is having issues getting a work permit. With that in mind, fresh reports have emerged with The Times suggesting that we are close to agreeing a £13million deal for Mesut Ozil with Werder Bremen.

However no official word has been received on the subject. This link in particular is a confusing one. The reason I bring it up at all is because I feel that it does slightly make sense. At least more so than some of our other links.

Just 2 days ago Werder's club Coach said that he expected Ozil to stay on for another season and continue to play. However Werder's Board probably knows that they have a lot to gain financially in selling him.

The Times report that Chelsea have emerged as front runners and discussions have gone on at a pace in the last 2 days.

Now here is why I think we may have a chance: Apart from us, Ozil listed 3 other clubs that he'd love to play for. United, Barca and Madrid. Of the other three, none are likely candidates anymore.

Here's why: Man United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has responded to reports claiming he went to see Ozil in the Fulham game by saying :

'I was there to look at Fulham. Ozil is interesting a lot of teams but at this moment I trust the ones I've got. I've got a really good squad of players.'

This to add to having already said countless times that he's happy with his squad... a clear indication that he hasn't got much left to spend or he probably would have done.

Madrid already have two players ready to play a similar role to Ozil, Kaka and VDV. While Kaka is out for 4 months, Mourinho confirmed that there would be no panic buys and Kaka would be like a new signing upon his January return.

Barca are the likeliest Candidates IMO having given up on Cesc for the time being but many believe that all that stands between the two is a season. With that in mind, Barca coach Pep Guardiola said that he would look at an academy player to take the role Fabregas was intended for and has been playing kids constantly on his Asia tour.

That leaves.... us: While Chelsea have not spoken of any links regarding Mesut... there is a slight hitch in that in order for him to come in, we would either have to put the Ramires deal on hold or sell another foreigner.

The Ozil situation really is intriguing as anything could still happen. For Werder, wait till January and his price drops further... and Wait till June and he goes for Free.

The Jury's out on this one1

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Date:Tuesday August 10 2010
Time: 5:46PM


has been discussed on other articles a lot already. Many European sources, not English, claim that Real and Özil have made a deal. The only truth is that no one has made a deal for Özil and that is both what the player and the club says. I rather believe them than the media. But of course I hope that Chelsea will act to get him. But I do think he is too good a player for any club to dare to wait until June next year not knowing where his preferences are as he states four (4) clubs he could imagine playing for. It is not like Lukaku that is a huge Chelsea supporter himself. And him Spanish media claim is to be sold to Real now for 20m euro.
10/08/2010 17:52:00
We need to get him but i don't believe that by getting Ozil we wont get Ramires. Both are different players so we should get both but it means someone who is in our current squad will get dropped for Ozil. Who would it be?
10/08/2010 18:01:00
Please get Ozil
10/08/2010 18:07:00
Interesting. It'd be great to see Ozil at the Bridge, but it almost seems too good to be true. So I'm not sure I want to get too anxious about it until either Ozil or Bremen comes out and says something.
frosty penguinz
10/08/2010 18:10:00
we better not pull out of ramires deal
10/08/2010 18:11:00
i Agree with weluvzolaa...Ramires better come regardless of if we get Ozil or not
10/08/2010 18:14:00
if its true loose kalou and bring ozil we still need ramires as r right midfielder he will add pace in da midfield whic we have lacked in previous seasons
10/08/2010 18:19:00
Seeing as Ramires and Ozil are two completely different players, I don't think this will terminate Ramires' arrival. Ramires, Ozil, and Benayoun would make for three great signings IMO.
frosty penguinz
10/08/2010 18:19:00
OOOOOhh WHOOOOOOOOO!!!thats a luxury buy for chelsea's champions league aspirations!!!
10/08/2010 18:20:00
10/08/2010 18:20:00
Can you guys please provide the list of foreign player?
Rip The Reds Apart
10/08/2010 18:21:00
Hope we don't waste money on this physically unimpressive player. Barca can have him.
10/08/2010 18:21:00
I just can't see us beating Barca to sign the lad. Not that Ozil (or Oezil, make your mind up media types) isn't exactly the sort of player we should be able to sign. Young, exciting and full of promise. But, if he wants to go to the Nou Camp then I'm sure that's what'll happen.
10/08/2010 18:22:00
maestrinho we have enough physical players at chelsea we ned to have someone wid a bit of style and creativity now
10/08/2010 18:22:00
well we dont know it depends on who werder bremen want to sell him to really and he doesnt mind going to chelsea
10/08/2010 18:24:00
i think anelka and drogba would thrive on a creative player behind dem sliding those through balls in
10/08/2010 18:25:00
Please please get him. Werder can't wait to sell him & are willing to do business. His price is much lower than it should be due to his contract running out. He's expressed his desire to play for us. We know we need a creative young engine(only 21). I really can't see what's stopping us. as I said a couple of months back if he ends up in another club someone at bridge should get fired!
10/08/2010 18:31:00
If he comes either Kalou or Anelka should be phased out.
10/08/2010 18:39:00
You see.....that assumption really gets to me. To say that, SAF isn't spending because there's no money to spend. Maybe that day will come when a club like Manchester United are struggling to pay their debts and have no money to spend on players but that is not now. We have more sponsors than any other club in the UK if not the world. We are making profits every year and have sold more than 50,000 seasn tix this year. The reason behind us not spending is simple......the more players you buy, the further back you push promising youngsters. These youngsters will look to leave and all the work we did on them will benefit another team. Look at Rossi, Chris Eagles and Pique to name a few. And the earlier they start to play alongside the likes of Giggs, Scholes, Vidic, the better they'll get. CIP, Johnny Evans. And we have added two new players to our squad. I would love to see Ozil at Utd, but my optimism for this season will never change whether he signs or not.
10/08/2010 18:41:00
Maestrinho - "Hope we don't waste money on this physically unimpressive player. Barca can have him." I don't want to insult you, but this is the most stupid post I have read here ever since alonrose popped up the last time a few months ago. Seriously, you beat lukamolski by miles.
10/08/2010 18:45:00
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