Guardiola tried to sign Arsenal star in 2010 - Set to try again?

Pep Guardiola

Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola is hoping to finally get his hands on Mesut Ozil.

Last night it emerged that Bayern Munich were looking into the potential signature of Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil.

The German international is a hero in his home nation for being part of the team that helped Germany win the World Cup in Brazil.

He signed for Arsenal in a £42.4 million deal on Transfer Deadline Day last summer and despite a positive start to life in North London he has struggled to produce his best form on a regular basis for the club since becoming a Gunner.

With that in mind Bayern Munich are believed to be eyeing up the former Real Madrid player, and it should not come as a surprise.

Pep Guardiola knows Ozil well from his time in Spain and is a very big fan of the creative midfielder, in fact, he tried to sign him.

In August 2010 Barcelona reportedly agreed a fee with Ozil's then club Werder Bremen. The deal, believed to be worth in the region of £8.3 million, was agreed after Ozil had starred at the World Cup in South Africa.

Ozil himself had stated six months previously:

"My dream team has always been Barcelona, and I would like to play there someday. It has been my dream since I was a small boy."

But Werder Bremen soon denied that a deal was in place. A week later, and Ozil signed for bitter rivals Real Madrid for a fee in the region of €15 million.

Now, with Ozil's popularity at Arsenal waning, although he excelled against Aston Villa last weekend, Bayern Munich see a chance to get a German hero.

While also finally giving Guardiola a man he has coveted since 2010.

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