Chelsea are the latest club to make a move for Real Madrid’s holding midfielder Sami Khedira, who will be allowed to leave the Bernabeu for €20 million this summer if he refuses to sign a new contract. The Germany international, who has also been linked with Arsenal and Manchester United, has one year left on his current deal.
This information is provided by Spanish broadsheet El Confidencial, who claim that Khedira is destined for the Premier League. Chelsea have joined the race after learning that the 27-year-old has no desire to renew his contract with the reigning European champions.
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Last week it was revealed that Real Madrid are on the brink of signing Khedira’s international teammate Toni Kroos for €25 million from Bayern Munich. However, El Confidencial also claim that Real are keen to acquire the services of Wolfsburg’s Brazil international Luiz Gustavo, who plays in the same position as Khedira.
This indicates that Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti is either planning for a future without Khedira at the Bernabeu, or is actively attempting to replace the midfield enforcer who missed a large chunk of last season with a serious knee injury.
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Do Chelsea need Khedira?
Chelsea splashed out £21 million to re-sign Serbian midfielder Nemanja Matic, who was superb in the second of last season, back in January. While last month, Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho successfully lured Cesc Fabregas to Stamford Bridge from Barcelona.
Mourinho also has the likes of Ramires, John Obi Mikel and Marco van Ginkel at his disposal. However, Khedira - who worked under the current Chelsea boss for three seasons in Madrid - would be a world-class addition to an already star-studded side.
Arsenal had been leading the race to sign Khedira, but this latest development means the bookmakers now have Chelsea priced up as the most likely club to sign the revered holding midfielder this summer.
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