Liverpool and Manchester United join Arsenal and Chelsea in a four-way fight for the signing of German international Sami Khedira.
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North West rivals Manchester United and Liverpool have joined Arsenal and Chelsea in the chase for Sami Khedira as, according to the Daily Star, all of the Premier League’s original ‘big four’ battle it out for the same Real Madrid star.
The 27 year-old holding midfielder is set to leave Real Madrid this summer following a frustrating season in which he often found himself out of Carlo Ancelotti’s side due to injury, although the former Stuttgart star did recover to play a part in their Champions League final victory over Atletico Madrid.
Khedira was brought to Real Madrid after his impressive displays for Germany at the 2010 World Cup, becoming a fierce proponent of the methods of manager Jose Mourinho, a man who he may now choose to re-join at Chelsea.
The impressive defensive midfielder appears to have plenty of options, however, with his future likely to be decided once he returns home from Germany’s on-going campaign at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
All four clubs are looking for midfield reinforcements, but whilst the chance to reunite with Mourinho may attract Khedira, it is also at Stamford Bridge where he would find the most competition for first team appearances in the form of Cesc Fabregas, Nemanja Matic and Ramires.
Manchester United, meanwhile, are likely to be on the look-out for a partner to new signing Ander Herrera and both Arsenal and Liverpool lack top class holding midfield options.