Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea have all received a major boost in the race to sign Sami Khedira after Bayern Munich denied that had agreed a deal to sign the German international.
Khedira is out of contract in the summer and is able to discuss a transfer in the new year, which will spark a huge tussle for his services between some of the biggest clubs in Europe.
The Real Madrid star has attracted interest from all of Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea, while Bayern Munich have been heavily linked too. Reports this week have suggested that the Bavarian club have an agreement in place with Khedira ahead of a summer transfer, however the club's press officer Marcus Hoerwick has laughed off the speculation.
"These [Khedira] rumours are definitely not real," he told reporters when quizzed by journalists.
That is of course a major boost to his Premier League suitors and it seems as though they are looking to capitalise on. The Express are reporting that Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal are all preparing to put forward new offers to Khedira in order to persuade him to England.
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Previously, Khedira has played his cards close to his chest when it comes to his future, insisting that he's not made a decision about where he will end up - although Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti is adamant that he wants the 27-year-old to stay put and sign a new deal at the Bernabeu.
"The club wants him [Khedira] to sign a contract extension,'' he told Spanish radio station RNE. "We consider him a reliable player, who is serious and professional."
Although Khedira has fallen down the pecking order at Madrid he is likley to get a run in the team with Luka Modric out injured.