Sami Khedira to Arsenal? Arsene Wenger coy on Real Madrid midfielder but admits there could still be two new signings this summer
The Gunners have been linked with the World Cup winner all summer
Keeping his cards typically close to his chest, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has spoken for the first time about the reported interest in Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira. While denying that he had made a bid for the German World Cup winner, Wenger did hint that the Gunners have made an enquiry.
During his post-match press conference after Arsenal's 5-1 victory over Benfica at the Emirates Cup, Wenger claimed that he had not already made an offer for the German, but gave a cagey response when pushed if he had enquired for the player who is entering the final year of his contract at the Bernabeu.
"What is enquire for you?" he responded. "I don't know. If I read the newspapers, he is available."
Wenger did admit in his earlier televised interview on BT Sport that he is still looking to bring in at least one more player this summer.
"Who's next? I don't know," Wenger said when asked about possible new arrivals. "There could still be one signing, maximum of two. If a good opportunity comes up we might still do it, but at the moment we are not close to signing anybody."
Arsenal beat Benfica at the Emirates Stadium thanks to four goals from Yaya Sanogo and one from Joel Campbell. The Gunners face Monaco in the pre-season competition this afternoon.
Latest in Sport
Morgan Schneiderlin to Manchester United: Saints yet to receive 'serious offer' but midfielder could complete move by end of this week
Memphis Depay latest: Manchester United signing turns 'focus' on the season ahead
Sergio Ramos to Manchester United: Real Madrid defender 'wants' Old Trafford switch
Wimbledon 2015: Andy Murray tests himself with practice games against Rafael Nadal
Venezuelan TV host gets completely naked while reporting on Copa America win over Colombia
- 1 Kim Jong-un shows off airport designed by architect he likely had executed
- 2 Michael Douglas regrets 'embarrassing' Catherine Zeta-Jones with oral sex comments
- 3 Tunisia hotel attack: Locals form 'human shield' to protect hotel from gunman Seifeddine Rezgui
- 4 Tunisian builder has been hailed a hero after knocking gunman to the ground with roof tiles
- 5 German ethics council calls for incest between siblings to be legalised by Government
The moment a Queen's Guard soldier lost it and drew his gun at annoying tourist
Greece crisis: The wider lesson is that it’s time to abandon this failed experiment in currencies
'I wish the BBC would stop calling it Islamic State' – David Cameron unleashes frustration at broadcaster
Extend Right To Buy to tenants of private landlords, Labour's Jeremy Corbyn says
David Cameron struck double blow in his hopes to win Britain a new EU deal
Pentagon accuses Russia of 'playing with fire' over nuclear threats towards Nato