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Sami Khedira Transfer Rumours: Latest Gossip Surrounding Real Madrid Star

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JULY 13:  Sami Khedira of Germany kisses the World Cup trophy  after defeating Argentina 1-0 in extra time during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Final match between Germany and Argentina at Maracana on July 13, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
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Tom SunderlandFeatured Columnist IVJune 23, 2016

Updates from Friday, Aug. 22

Arsenal have been tipped to reignite their pursuit of Sami Khedira on Friday by leading Gunners journalist, John Cross.

The Daily Mirror writer reports:

Arsene Wenger could go back for Sami Khedira after Real Madrid put him up for sale.

Gunners boss Wenger was interested in the German midfielder earlier in the summer but was put off by his wage demands and his recent poor injury record.

But Real Madrid are now offering Khedira for around £12m because the 27-year-old only has a year left on his contract and is refusing to sign a new deal.

 

Updates from Thursday, Aug. 21

Carlo Ancelotti has revealed Sami Khedira has rejected a contract offer from Real Madrid.

However, Khedira has not yet requested a transfer amid Arsenal, Chelsea and Bayern Munich rumours, per ESPN FC's Nicholas Rigg:

Spanish football and B/R UK expert Guillem Balague, meanwhile, explains why Jose Mourinho is hesitant to take Khedira to Chelsea:

 

Updates from Tuesday, Aug. 19

Bayern Munich are Sami Khedira's preferred destination as the German midfielder looks set to begin a new chapter of his career, per ESPN FC's Miguel Delaney.

Khedira has been strongly linked to Chelsea and Arsenal all summer, but Delaney writes:

Sami Khedira is eager to join Bayern Munich as Real Madrid attempt to offload the Germany midfielder this summer, sources have told ESPN FC.

[...]

Sources state Khedira has now instructed his representatives to investigate the possibility of a move to Bayern, with the Bundesliga champions pondering a potential move.

Spanish football writer Sergi Dominguez notes that Cadena COPE reports that Khedira is one of two big Real Madrid stars set to leave:

 

Updates from Friday, Aug. 15

Fiorentina are tipped to beat Arsenal and Chelsea to Sami Khedira, because his girlfriend prefers Italy to England.

That's according to La Nazione, which reports the following, per the Daily Star's Alex Harris:

There are three clubs in the chase for Khedira - Premier League rivals Arsenal and Chelsea and Serie A club Fiorentina.

However, there is likely to be a nasty twist for the two English clubs as La Nazione are reporting that the 27-year-old midfielder's partner favours a move to Florence over London.

The Florence-based paper think 26-year-old Lena Gercke, who won Germany's Next Top Model, wants a move to the Italian city over London as it would be more beneficial for her career.

 

Updates from Thursday, Aug. 14

Sami Khedira's immediate future could yet rest in the Premier League as multiple reports claim Real Madrid are open to offloading the German's wages to Arsenal or Chelsea.

Tom Collomosse of the Evening Standard suggests Madrid's overloaded midfield staff will enable the two Premier League clubs to pick up the World Cup winner for cheap:

Anthony Chapman of the Express, meanwhile, claims Khedira's Madrid exit is closer than many people think:

Sami Khedira is on the brink of leaving Real Madrid for either Chelsea or Arsenal after Carlo Ancelotti left the 27-year-old out of his UEFA Super Cup squad.

[...] The Germany international has been tipped to leave the Santiago Bernabeu this summer following the big-money arrivals of James Rodriguez and Toni Kroos, and Spanish outletMarca claims that Ancelotti's snub for the 2-0 win over Sevilla means that Khedira is free to leave before the end of the transfer window.

 

Updates from Tuesday, Aug. 12

Sami Khedira will stay with Real Madrid this season, Carlo Ancelotti confirmed ahead of the European Super Cup final.

Khedira has been linked to Arsenal, Chelsea and Bayern Munich, but Ancelotti briefly commented, per the Daily Mail's Neil Ashton:

He’s not leaving, he’s a Real Madrid player. He has a contract until June 30, 2015 and that’s all there is to say.

 

Updates from Monday, Aug. 11

Neil Ashton of the Daily Mail reported on Sami Khedira's status with Real Madrid:

But Ancelotti has no intention of allowing Khedira, who started the Champions League final victory over Atletico Madrid in May, to leave.

The Real Madrid coach said: ‘He’s not leaving, he’s a Real Madrid player. He has a contract until June 30, 2015 and that’s all there is to say.'

Updates from Friday, Aug. 8

Arsenal never made an approach for Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira, according to Spanish football and B/R UK expert Guillem Balague.

Arsene Wenger recently said as much in his pre-match press conference ahead of the Community Shield clash with Manchester City, and Balague added:

 

Original Text

Sami Khedira is not in talks to join Arsenal or Chelsea, according to the midfielder's agent, suggesting Real Madrid may yet have a chance at holding onto their anchor.

Matt Law of The Telegraph quotes Jorg Neubauer as saying that he has no knowledge of talks being held, dismissing speculation of a Bernabeu exit:

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