Sami Khedira keen to sign new Real Madrid contract

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Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira has quashed rumours linking him with a move to Manchester United, Chelsea or Arsenal in 2015 by claiming he is happy at the Bernabeu.

The Germany international’s contract expires at the end of the season - leaving him free to discuss terms with overseas clubs from January 1 - but the player insists he is keen to sign a contract renewal with the reigning European champions.

"I'd be happy if we found a solution to the contract situation," Khedira told German publication Stuttgarter Nachrichten. "I'm in good shape again and so I'm very confident that I'm going to get my chances to play very soon.”

Injury problems

Khedira has only made four La Liga appearances for Real Madrid so far this season, thanks in part to a string of untimely injuries.

But with Real Madrid playing such good football in his absence - Carlo Ancelotti’s men have won their last 22 matches in all competitions - there’s a danger that Khedira will struggle to get back into the starting line-up.

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Toni Kroos, Isco and James Rodriguez have produced some scintillating football behind Real’s lethal three-pronged attack comprised of Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale - and, as things stand, there’s no reason why Ancelotti would be tempted to bring Khedira back into the fold.

Furthermore, Khedira is also behind Luka Modric in the pecking order. The diminutive Croatia international will go straight back into Real Madrid’s line-up once he recovers from the thigh injury which is expected to keep him out of action until late January.

This means Khedira faces a lengthy spell on the subs’ bench during the second half of the season. However, the 27-year-old World Cup winner is unfazed by the prospect of fighting for his place in Real Madrid’s midfield.

The former Stuttgart star simply responded by saying: ”I’m a fan of fierce competition."

Premier League clubs keen

If, however, Khedira experiences a sudden change of heart over the coming weeks then a host of top clubs will be queuing up to secure his signature.

Both Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho and Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger are long-term admirers of the holding midfielder, while Manchester United - who require strengthening in central midfield - have also been strongly linked with the player in recent weeks and months.

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