German giants Bayern Munich want to bring Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira to the Bundesliga, according to The Daily Star.
Citing reports from Spanish newspaper Marca, it appears that Bayern boss Pep Guardiola is ready to bring Khedira to the club on a free transfer when his contract at the Bernabeu runs out at the end of the up coming season.
This will come as bad news to the likes of Premier League duo Arsenal and Chelsea, who have both been credited with interest in the player's services in recent time. In fact, the Gunners looked set to land the German World Cup winner in this window, with the club having entered negotiations with the player over a move to the Emirates.
However, the move reportedly broke down over Khedira' wage demands of £150,000-a-week, as Gunners chiefs weren't prepared to make the Madrid man the highest paid player at the club.
And now it appears, with Bayern interested, that the 27-year-old is interested in a move to the Bundesliga champions. The same report has also suggested that the defensive-midfielder will be handed huge wages at the club if he completes a move on a free transfer in 2015.
Chelsea and Arsenal blow?
It remains to be seen as to whether the likes of Arsenal and Chelsea look for an alternative to Khedira in the coming weeks. Arsenal, despite having signed a number of players in this market, are yet to add to their squad in the midfield department.
With the likes of Jack Wilshere, Aaron Ramsey, Mikel Arteta and Co. plying their trade at the Emirates, Wenger could still target a defensive midfielder before next month's big Premier League kick-off.
Chelsea, meanwhile, have an array of talent in the midfield department. Blues boss Jose Mourinho has already secured the signature of Cesc Fabregas in this market, with the Spanish international set to battle the likes of Nemanja Matic and Ramires for a place in the first-team next term.
Both London teams will certainly be hoping to be involved in this season's title race, having lost out to Manchester City last term. Mourinho's side only managed to secure a third place Premier League finish, whilst Arsenal finished the campaign in fourth position.
With both clubs having already strengthened ahead of the new season, the duo will be looking to overhaul the Citizens in the 2014/15 campaign.