Liverpool eye Mesut Ozil

Liverpool will monitor Mesut Ozil’s situation at Real Madrid after Jose Mourinho gave the midfielder a stark ultimatum.

The inconsistent German star has been told by his manager that he will be on his way unless there is a marked improvement.

Damien Comolli will keep an eye on developments and if Real signal they are willing to sell, then the Reds’ director of football will propose a deal.
Liverpool’s hand will be stronger if they qualify for the Champions League, although failure would not rule them out of the running for the 23-year-old.
Real paid Werder Bremen £12.4million for Ozil after he starred in the 2010 World Cup.

Another impressive tournament in Poland and Ukraine could see his value raise further still – with Real seeking around £18m after Euro 2012