Date: 8th January 2018 at 1:40pm
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Juventus have joined Manchester United in the race to sign Mesut Ozil, according to reports in Italy.

The 29-year-old’s contract at the Emirates expires at the end of the season and looks set to leave the Gunners on a free at the end of the season with no new long-term deal on the horizon.

Several clubs around Europe will no doubt be keen to land the German international on a free, but it appears Manchester United are favourites to capture his signature with the lure of remaining in the Premier League and working under Jose Mourinho once again.

However, Corriere dello Sport now suggests Juventus are also interested in signing the Arsenal playmaker and have an advantage over United in the form of Sami Khedira.

The German duo are thought to be close friends and Juve will look to use this to their advantage, hoping Khedira can persuade Ozil in finishing his career off in Italy.

Fenerbahce have also been linked with a move for Ozil in the past, with the player also admitting he would love to play for the Turkish outfit in the future.