Juventus have announced an agreement to sign World Cup-winning midfielder Sami Khedira on a free transfer from Real Madrid.
The 28-year-old has signed a four-year contract with the Champions League runners-up and will officially join the Italian double winners on July 1.
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Khedira had previously been linked with Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal, but the Premier League trio were not thought to be in the running for his signature this summer.
The Germany international joined Real from Stuttgart in 2010 and enjoyed a prolific four years in which he won the Champions League, La Liga and Copa del Rey.
But injuries and his refusal to sign a new contract limited him to only 17 appearances in all competitions this season, and he is now on his way to Turin for a new challenge.
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Khedira’s arrival may pave the way for Paul Pogba or Arturo Vidal to leave Juventus. Both have been linked with several of Europe’s top clubs over the past 12 months.