There is set to be a Premier League battle for the signature of Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira according to the Daily Star. The 27-year-old is out of contract with the Spanish giants next summer and now it becomes a question of who can offer him the best deal.
Sami Khedira joined Real Madrid from his hometown club Stuttgart in July 2010. This followed an impressive World Cup in South Africa and since then the holding midfielder has played 93 times in La Liga for Los Blancos. His appearances mount to 146 showings in all competitions with a La Liga title, a UEFA Champions League, a UEFA Super Cup, a Supercopa de España and 2 Copa del Reys to his name.
Khedira was also vital in Germany’s World Cup win in Brazil this summer and he has represented his country on 51 occasions. However, the international has slipped down the Real Madrid pecking order and despite the fact he is important when he does play, Carlo Ancelloti is willing to let him leave the Santiago Bernabéu.
Arsenal were close to agreeing a transfer this summer window but Khedira’s contract demands put them off. Arsene Wenger is still interested though but has competition from Chelsea who could match his requirements without thinking whilst Manchester United could offer him the cash plus a starting spot. Italian champions Juventus have also expressed an interest and would be willing to swap their talisman Arturo Vidal for the midfielder should the possibility of a deal occur in January.
By Gareth Thomas | October 20th, 2014