Sami Khedira latest: Real Madrid desperate to sell midfielder to Arsenal rather than lose him for free to Bayern Munich next summer

The German World Cup winner is in the final year of his contract

Arsenal are reportedly back in the driving seat to buy Sami Khedira from Real Madrid, with Bayern Munich hoping to sign the player - but only on a free transfer next season.

Reports in Spain suggest that Real are desperate to cash in the midfielder, who is in the final year of his contract, this summer rather than lose him for free to Bayern next year.

Arsenal's talks with the midfielder stalled earlier this summer because of his reported £150,000 per week wage demands after entering talks over a £24m deal.

The Gunners have spent nearly £60m already this summer after tying up deals for Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona, Mathieu Debuchy from Newcastle, David Ospina from Nice and Calum Chambers from Southampton.

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While the German World Cup winner Khedira would slot seamlessly into the Arsenal midfield, it has been reported that he favours a return to his homeland.