Chelsea are set to join Premier League rivals Arsenal and Manchester City in the battle for £20 million Werder Bremen midfielder Mesut Ozil.
The Germany international is one of world football’s most talented young players and Arsenal is keen to replace Cesc Fabregas with the 21-year-old this summer.
City is also interested in Ozil after seeing the midfielder develop in the last year, but Chelsea is prepared to beat everyone to the German star, according to the Daily Mail.
Ozil, who joined Werder Bremen from Schalke two years ago, has 12 months left on his current contract and has refused to accept a new deal from the Bundesliga club.
Chelsea have been interested in Ozil since he made his move to Werder Bremen and the defending Premier League champions are seeking a midfield replacement for departed veteran Michael Ballack.
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