Gunners boss keeps quiet over Madrid midfielder.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger refused to discuss the possibility of signing Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira at his pre-Emirates Cup press conference on Friday afternoon.
Reported by the Daily Mirror, the Gunners chief spoke on a number of topics, including the future of captain Thomas Vermaelen, ahead of their annual participation in the pre-season tournament, which kicks off on Saturday against Benfica.
But one subject he refused to breach was the stories surrounding a proposed move for Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira.
The Gunners have been consistently linked with a move for the German World Cup winner this summer along with Premier League rivals Liverpool and Chelsea, though as of yet no concrete bid has been made by any interested parties.
When quizzed about about the 27-year-old Wenger said: “I don’t want to give you any names but at this moment we’re not after anybody.”
However, Wenger did confirm that the club will be in the market for new faces, but as it stands the club are no closer to bringing someone else on board.
“Depends what you call close. I call close ”imminent”, so we’re not close.”
So with new business likely, it is perhaps too early to draw conclusions from whether he will move for Khedira, though it is worth noting that he mentioned both Mario Balotelli and Juan Quintero in the past – two targets that he has effectively ruled out.