Real Madrid star sees transfer hopes ended

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Any ambition Sami Khedira had of securing a transfer in the January transfer window have been ended by injury, with the news seemingly serving as a blow to Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United.

The Real Madrid midfielder ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee while playing for Germany against Italy on Friday night, which may even wreck his dreams of featuring in next summer's World Cup.

Khedira will now undergo surgery in a bid to repair the damage before a lengthy period of rehabilitation, while Germany manager Joachin Löw has described it as a 'bitter setback'.

The 26-year-old had frequently been linked with a departure from Real Madrid during the summer transfer window, with Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United all credited with interest in his signature.

Manchester United were reported to have made an approach for Khedira during the summer transfer window as they strived desperately to recruit a midfielder of repute, while Arsenal and Chelsea have since joined the running.

But the hopes of a proposed deal in the new year have now been dashed, leaving the Arsene Wenger, Jose Mourinho and David Moyes to identify alternative targets in their pursuit of reinforcements.

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