Sami Khedira: Real Madrid awaiting imminent bid for Arsenal and Chelsea target - reports
Real hope to sell this summer rather than lose him for free next year
Real Madrid are awaiting an imminent bid for Arsenal and Chelsea target Sami Khedira, according to reports in Spain.
Khedira is out of contract next summer, and the La Liga side would rather sell him this summer rather than lose him for free next year.
Madrid daily newspaper Marca have reported that Real Madrid are desperate to sell the German World Cup winner before the close of the transfer window on 1 September.
The paper suggested that Real could force the midfielder to seek a lower deal elsewhere by continuing to keep him out of the squad, like they did in the Super Cup against Seville on Tuesday.
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The 27-year-old has been linked with a move to Arsenal all summer, although Gunners' manager Arsene Wenger had dismissed his club's interest.
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It has been reported that the midfielder will have to reduce his wages first before any talks commence.
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