Blow for Blues as World Cup winner chooses Arsenal.
Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira has snubbed the chance to join Chelsea for a move to Arsenal in January, according to the Daily Star.
The German international has been strongly linked with both clubs in the last few months as he has made the decision to quit the Bernabeu for a new challenge.
However, the 27-year-old has opted against working for his old manager Jose Mourinho again with the preference of moving to the Emirates Stadium this season.
Arsenal have been in need of quality in that defensive midfield role, with Kheidra long looking like being Arsene Wenger’s top target due to his uncertain situation at Real.