According to the London Metro this week, Sami Khedira's representatives are meeting with Arsenal's to discuss further talks at the chance of signing the Germany star.
The Germany international, who has just a year to run on his current contract, has reportedly rejected a new contract offer in Real Madrid and is keen on a move to the Emirates Stadium.
The Gunners have reportedly agreed a £24 million fee with Real Madrid and have beaten London rivals Chelsea to the signature of Khedira, who were looking to snatch the holding midfielder out of Arsene Wenger's reach to strengthen the midfield they are rebuilding which will include former Arsenal starlet, Cesc Fabregás.
27-year-old Khedira missed most of last season through injury but returned in the latter stages of the campaign and played his part in Madrid’s Champions League triumph. He has also helped Germany to the World Cup final with a series of strong performances in Brazil since returning to fitness.
Rumours are that the deal is nearly done but it is now coming down to whether the board will be willing to match Khedira's massive wage demands of £150,000 a week. Arsenal have already agreed to dish out these kind of wages to both Germany team-mate, Mesut Özil and new signing, Alexis Sánchez.
Arsenal continue to strengthen
Arsenal are now starting to prove they are willing to pay the big bucks which will boost their hopes of winning a first Premier League title for 11 years. After giving massive contract upgrades to Aaron Ramsey, Laurent Koscielny and Per Mertesacker to keep next season's trophy hopes alive.
Khedira is the type of team player needed for more explosive stars to shine, someone who adds balance to flamboyancy, but can also make an impression when attacking. His energy and physicality would be invaluable for an Arsenal team that was outrun and outfought in the biggest games last season.
Arsenal are still looking for more players to sign as a deal with Newcastle for their brilliant full-back, Mathieu Debuchy seems on the cards and now there is gossip going round that the north London giants have signed Colombian goalkeeper David Ospina on a three-year deal after he became a free agent last week.
All and all, Khedira would be the icing on the cake for the Arsenal midfield and would certainly solve the weakness of lacking a top quality holding midfielder.
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