Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira has finally gone public with an admission that his long-term future remains very much undecided, despite continued dialogue with Los Blancos chiefs that means signing a new contract is not out of the question just yet.
Khedira's current deal with Madrid expires at the end of this season and there are no shortage of clubs desperate to take advantage of that situation, including Premier League quartet Arsenal, Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool.
The World Cup winner is free to discuss a blockbuster Bosman transfer with any of those clubs from January 1st and opened the door to an offer from England in an interview cited by the Daily Star, by conceding that he's still got a massive decision to make over where to play next season.
Curious Khedira needs to make his mind up
The versatile midfield linchpin disclosed: "It is a known fact that my contract expires. [The club and I] are always in good contact.
"I feel very comfortable in Madrid. I am not averse to staying. There are no talks with other clubs. I am curious myself to see where I will end up."
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Ancelotti wants Khedira to stay put
The vast majority of Spanish football analysts expected Khedira to be long gone from La Liga by now, but excessive wage demands halted Arsenal's attempts to add to their growing contingent despite Arsene Wenger's best efforts.
Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti remains adamant he wants Khedira to stay put and has shown unexpected faith in a player with a poor injury record in recent months, allowing both Xabi Alonso and Angel di Maria to move on rather than stick him on the transfer list.
That decision has looked like a shrewd one so far this term despite the blow of losing Luka Modric to a long-term injury problem, with Khedira staying to fight for a place alongside national-team colleague Toni Kroos.
Despite clearly having Ancelotti's faith the 27-year-old continues to openly consider a fresh challenge elsewhere, which means you can expect a relative feeding frenzy from the Premier League's biggest teams in 2015 to put it lightly.