We are apparently still keen on signing Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira this summer, but have to act quickly if we want to secure his signature, according to talkSPORT.
We have long been linked with a move for the German international, with a switch seemingly close on a number of occasions. The World Cup winner is reportedly close to a move back to his homeland however, with Schalke 04 looking a likely destination.
Former Chelsea boss Roberto di Matteo is thought to be keen on the La Liga star, and Khedira would welcome a return to Germany.
“It’s my impression that Khedira wants to return to the Bundesliga,” said Schalke chairman Clemens Tonnies.
“I believe he does not doubt that for a second. I believe there aren’t too many clubs in Germany coming into question.”
Khedira is certainly a top class midfielder, but he isn’t the player he once was, and his career has been plagued by injuries. He would be available on a free transfer this summer, but there are plenty of far better options available out there – who would demand significantly lower wages too.
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The tough tackling 27-year-old certainly wouldn’t be a bad signing, but I feel like there are other avenues we should be exploring before we look at bringing him to the Emirates.