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Sami Khedira attracts interest from Fiorentina

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Serie A duo AS Roma and Fiorentina are keen on signing Real Madrid holding-midfielder Sami Khedira, but face major competition from Premier League giants Chelsea, according to talkSPORT.

The German international has missed nearly half of the season due to a serious knee ligament injury and only just made his return to the first-team at the weekend during the side's title-damaging 2-0 defeat away at Celta Vigo.

Despite missing six months of the season, Khedira is still being closely monitored by the three European sides as they all look set to spend money over the Summer in order to strengthen their squads ahead of next season.

According to reports earlier this month, Chelsea were ready to offer Madrid £37million for the 27-year-old, but it's believed the La Liga giants would even accept offers as low as £21m as they look set for a Summer clear-out.

If reports are to be believed, Khedira could be joining Karim Benzema and also Angel Di Maria in leaving the club as they want to make funds to sign either Sergio Aguero from Manchester City or Luis Suarez from Liverpool.

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho, who has previously worked with Khedira during their time together at Madrid, is keen to make drastic changes to his Blues side after they finished third in the Premier League, and the German holding-man is high on his wishlist.

However, due to Khedira's injury and losing his first-team spot under Carlo Ancelotti, more clubs are showing interest in his services as they believe they can sign him on the cheap.

Like earlier stated, Madrid could be willing to sell for as little as £20m, which has caught the attention of both Roma and Fiorentina.

According to some reports, both Italian sides have made enquiries into the availability of the German and have held brief talks with officials from Madrid about a potential Summer transfer.

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