Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has fired a warning to Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United after insisting that midfielder Sami Khedira would not be leaving the Bernabeu in January. (London Evening Standard)
The World Cup winning Germany international has been heavily linked with a move away from the Spanish giants after entering the final year of his contract, with no sign of an extension being agreed.
Arsene Wenger, Jose Mourinho and Louis van Gaal have all been alerted to Khedira's potential availability, but Ancelotti has warned his rival bosses the player is going nowhere.
Despite already rejecting two new contract offers the Italian tactician remains confident of convincing the 27-year-old to stay in La Liga, but failure to do so will result in a free transfer exit next summer, for a player that is reportedly seeking £150,000-a-week in wages.
The Premier League looks like being Khedira's most likely destination should he decide to leave Real Madrid, with the Emirates, Old Trafford and Stamford Bridge all remaining possible options.
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Real Madrid would jump at the chance to sign Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, but won't be actively pursuing the transfer as they believe he's firmly committed to Stamford Bridge. (The Express)
Carlo Ancelotti is keen to lure the Belgium international to the Santiago Bernabeu, but has conceded that it will be difficult to lure the player from west London.
The former Chelsea manager also intimated a desire to return to the Premier League, and would consider leaving the Spanish giants if the right offer presented itself. (The Sun)
Ancelotti proved a very popular figure during his two-year stint in charge of the Blues, and Roman Abramovich caused uproar with supporters when he sacked the Italian, who delivered a Premier League and FA Cup double in his debut season.
Chelsea rejected the chance to sign Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling towards the end of his spell at Queens Park Rangers. (Daily Mail)
The 19-year-old England international spent his formative years at Loftus Road before being snapped up by the Merseyside club for an initial £500,000 in 2010 following a surprise snub from a number of rival Premier League clubs.