Manchester United manager David Moyes retains an interest in Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira, according to talkSPORT.
The aforementioned source suggests that an improvement in midfield is a priority for Moyes this summer and that the German international is one of a number of central players being targeted.
26-year-old Khedira, who joined Real Madrid from Bundesliga outfit Stuttgart back in July 2010, is a key player for the La Liga champions but saw his 2013/14 campaign severely disrupted in November after suffering a serious knee injury whilst on international duty.
Despite suffering such a cruel blow, however, Khedira has still found himself the subject of transfer speculation, with recent reports suggesting that Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho was keen on a move for him.
Manchester United were linked with a switch of their own prior to that nasty injury sustained during a friendly clash against Italy, and it now appears that Moyes is still targeting the player who appears to be valued at €40 million at least.
Manchester United's need for a greater midfield presence is certainly obvious with the club languishing in seventh position in the Premier League and the likes of Tom Cleverley enduring poor campaigns.
Chelsea, meanwhile, do not appear particularly short of midfielders and only Mourinho only bolstered that particular area during the recent January transfer window after bringing Serbian Nemanja Matic back to Stamford Bridge after a spell with Benfica.
However, both clubs look as if they could face an uphill struggle to land Khedira, with talkSPORT reporting that Real Madrid have performed somewhat of a surprising U-turn and are ready to offer him an extension to extend a contract which expires next summer.