Germany's impressive midfielder Mesut Ozil has expressed his desire to make a move to Premier League giants Manchester United or Chelsea.
The 21-year-old playmaker has a year left on his contract at Werder Bremen and his club will also be interested to cash in on their star striker rather than let him go for free next season.
Chelsea has seen an exodus of players in the recent weeks with the departure of Michael Ballack and Joe Cole, and Deco is also likely to leave, therefore forming a void in the Blues midfield. Ozil could be the ideal signing to fill that role.
With Chelsea preparing to add youth to their squad, the 21-year-old Ozil, valued at reportedly £15 million, could be a good bargain for the West London outfit.
The German youngster has also expressed his desire to move into the Premier League, with Chelsea reportedly as his more favoured destination.
Last season, Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti employed the diamond formation and tried Lampard, Cole, and Deco at the tip of his diamond, but none were comfortable. That forced him to use the 4-3-3 formation, to which his players were more suited.
The highly talented youngster has been integral to Germany’s World Cup success so far. His team hopes that he maintains the same form as they take on Argentina in their World Cup quarterfinal showdown.
The Turkish-born Ozil is a complete player. Combined with his lightning pace, an exceptional awareness of where his teammates are on the pitch, and the goal scoring instincts of a seasoned centre-forward, he has the potential to become a legend in footballing history.
The German starlet can comfortably play as an attacking midfielder as well as a winger. Starting behind two strikers, he will be the ideal candidate to fill the role at the tip of the diamond.
With Lampard on the right wing, Malouda on the left, and Essien as the defensive midfielder behind him, the diamond would bring out the best in Ozil.
He would have the required space for his creativity and can create chances for the talismanic Drogba or Anelka aplenty.
His touch to the ball raises expectations that something wonderful might happen any moment. He is touted by many as the next big German star after Michael Ballack and has the potential to even outdo his predecessor.
Werder Bremen, who signed Ozil as a youngster from Schalke for a measly £4 million, could be tempted to sell him if they got the right price.
In recent weeks, Chelsea have been linked with a move for Kaka from a Real Madrid in exchange for Lampard.
But with Kaka's less than impressive performances for Real Madrid last season, and for Brazil in the World Cup, it seems that signing Ozil could be a better move for the Blues.
But no talks are possible before the end of the World Cup and it remains to be seen where Ozil plies his trade next season.