Arsenal are believed to be willing to offer Sami Khedira £100,000-a-week to join them in January, with reports suggesting an agreement may have already been made.
The Gunners showed interest in the Real Madrid midfielder in the summer transfer move, but a deal failed to materialise and the World Cup winner remained in Madrid where he has fallen out of favour.
With Luka Modric, James Rodriguez, Asier Illaramendi and Isco currently ahead of him in Carlo Ancelotti’s pecking order, Khedira looks likely to leave the Santiago Bernabeu sooner rather than later, and with his contract set to expire at the end of the season the German can negotiate a move to another club as early as January.
However, Spanish news website Fichajes have reported that a deal with the Gunners worth £100,000-a-week has already been agreed between Khedira and the Premier League club.
While the report claims personal terms have already been discussed, Arsenal are yet to agree a fee with the Champions League holders, with a £15m price tag said to have been put on Khedira. The two clubs do have a positive relationship given the negotiations surrounding the £42.5m transfer of Mesut Özil last year went rather smoothly.
Khedira is far from happy with how his Real career is coming to an end, and the 27-year-old has only made two appearances all season, having not played for the club since coming off the bench in the 4-2 defeat to Real Sociedad on 31 August.
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