Fee still to be agreed as midfielder move all but done.
Arsenal are closing in on the signing of Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira after agreeing to make the German international their highest paid player, according to CaughtOffside.
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The 27-year-old was strongly linked with the Gunners and other top clubs throughout the summer, with Chelsea also thought to be strong contenders to snap him up.
However, he now looks bound for the Emirates Stadium after agreeing a contract of £150,000 per week to become the club’s highest earner, with the transfer fee still to be settled.
It is expected that Khedira will cost around £9.5m and complete his move to Arsenal in January, with Arsene Wenger’s injury crisis in midfield persuading him not to wait until the summer to sign him for free.