La Liga - Ozil 'agrees terms' with Real Madrid
Eurosport - Mon, 16 Aug 10:22:00 2010
Real Madrid expect to complete the signing of Manchester United target Mesut Ozil within the next two days, according to Marca.
The Spanish paper reported that personal terms have already been agreed with the player and now a fee with Werder Bremen is the only thing that needs to be finalised.
Real had an initial bid of €9 million (£7.4m) rejected, but have now upped their bid to €14m although Bremen are still thought to want €18m.
After Real put in their first offer Bremen director of sport Klaus Allof said: "We have received an unacceptable offer that does not even provide any basis for negotiations."
Jose Mourinho confirmed his desire to sign the player last Friday when he said: "He is a very good player and I would be delighted were he to come to us.
"Bremen have said no so we will have to see how things develop.
"If he comes, it would certainly be excellent. Ozil would definitely help us.''
The 21-year-old playmaker, part of an exciting World Cup team who finished third in this year's finals in South Africa, has been the target of several major European clubs.
Mourinho's arrival at the Bernabeu has raised expectations that the Spanish league's big spenders can end Barcelona's two-year reign as champions and Ozil's Germany team-mate Sami Khedira has already joined the Madrid club since the World Cup.