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Real Madrid star confirms €40m bid from Manchester United

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Manchester United's €40million bid for Sami Khedira has been confirmed by the Real Madrid midfielder in a German national team press conference in Munich on Tuesday, reports ESPN.

The 26-year-old - like a number of other first-team players - was heavily linked with a move away from the Santiago Bernabeu this summer, as the Spanish club attempted to balance their books following the world-record signing of Gareth Bale.

Red Devils boss David Moyes made a deadline day approach to bring Khedira to Old Trafford, but saw his offer swiftly rejected by Real Madrid, prompting the reigning Premier League champions to swoop for Everton's Marouane Fellaini in a £27.5million deal.

"The club turned down the offer and that was it," confirmed Khedira. "We didn't really have the chance to discuss it.

"I had a longer chat with Carlo Ancelotti a few weeks ago and it was relatively clear to me that I'd stay at Real."

Khedira was just one of a number of creative midfielders that Manchester United reportedly approached on deadline day, with domestic and international teammate Mesut Ozil another player sounded out by Moyes, as well as Athletic Bilbao's Ander Herrera, according to the Daily Telegraph.

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