Khedira could well be leaving Madrid for England.
Both Arsenal and Chelsea have been put on alert as Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira could be available for the relatively cheap price of £16m, reports the Daily Express.
The 27-year-old is currently away with the German national team at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, but his future after the tournament remains uncertain.
This is because despite being recognised as one of the finest defensive midfielders in European football, Khedira’s current contract at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu expires in 2015.
This development is also why the Germany international would be available for a cut price fee and with both the Gunners and the Blues needing a holding player, this could be the perfect opportunity.
Jose Mourinho is a big fan of Khedira, having signed the midfield ace from Stuttgart in 2010 when the 51-year-old was in charge of Los Merengues.
Mourinho is having to cope with the loss of Frank Lampard on a free transfer this summer and with Ramires being lined up by Madrid, a deal for the German could be struck.
Los Blancos head coach Carlo Ancelotti also has his eye on Paul Pogba of Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain youngster Marco Verratti, making Khedira’s departure from the Spanish capital all the more likely.
Meanwhile at the Emirates Stadium, Arsene Wenger also wants a midfielder to operate in front of the defence with neither Mikel Arteta or Mathieu Flamini truly impressing in the role last season.
Wenger has been keeping tabs on Bayer Leverkusen’s Lars Bender and Morgan Schneiderlin of Southampton, but Khedira could be the best option yet.
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