Thursday, July 31
There could still be life in Arsenal's bid to sign Sami Khedira.
Reports in Marca (h/t The Mirror) claim Real Madrid are eager to sell the German international in order to avoid him joining Bayern Munich for nothing in a year's time.
Arsenal's bid to sign Sami Khedira could have been given an unexpected boost.
The Gunners see the German international as the ideal recruit this summer as they hope to add some more class to their already strong-looking midfield.
The move looked dead in the water only a matter of weeks ago with indications suggesting the 27-year-old wanted upwards of £150,000 to join up. But reports in Spain now suggest a deal could be back on with Real Madrid apparently ready to sell this summer.
Marca say that Bayern Munich have emerged as suitors for Khedira, and are keen on snapping him up on a free next summer when his contract expires.
As such Los Blancos are said to be keen to cash in this offseason and avoid losing the midfielder for nothing in 12 months time.
Losing Khedira without attaining a fee is an unpalatable thought for Real. A player of his class could command as much as €20m on the open market, even with such a precarious contract situation. They will be eager to push through a sale while they can still capitalise on the German international’s value.
If Real Madrid are determined to force Khedira out, Arsenal would surely be willing to take him in with open arms. He would bring the power and drive to the Arsenal midfield that Mikel Arteta is seemingly no longer able to provide.