Spanish giants Real Madrid are reportedly determined to see through the transfer of Sami Khedira before they make a decision on the future of Manchester United and PSG target Angel di Maria.
Khedira is a target for numerous Premier League clubs, who were put on alert after the 27-year-old rejected a new contract with the Madrid club earlier in the summer, with Chelsea said to be the favourites for his signature after talks with Arsenal stalled due to excessive wage demands
Arsenal are looking for Khedira to join Alexis Sanchez at the Emirates next season, and have also made an enquiry as to the availability of Khedira's international teammate and fellow World Cup winner Lars Bender as they look to expand their squad and prolong their title challenge next season.
Di Maria move
While a lot of people in the Spanish capital will not be too bothered to see Khedira make his switch from the Bernabeu to the Emirates, the absence of Di Maria will cut much deeper.
There has been plenty of talk surrounding the Argentinian's potential departure, with United the most likely destination after the winger expressed a desire to move to the England, despite the lack of European football on offer with the 13 time Premier League champions.
El Nuevo Pibe
Di Maria's departure will pave the way for World Cup star James Rodriguez to make his move from AS Monaco.
However, a transfer for the Colombia international is still unsure as the funds may not be available, should Madrid wish to comply with Financial Fair Play regulations, but the departure of Khedira alone could raise the funds to make a move for Rodriguez.
Should this be the case, Madrid may be able to hold on to their beloved Di Maria, and acquire the signature 'El Nuevo Pibe' (The new kid), a nickname given to him as a tribute to Colombia legend Valderrama, 'El Pibe' (The kid).
If the sale of their holding midfielder does not go through, however, the Champions League holders will have to once again look at the sale of their Argentine winger, which the fans are hoping will not be the case.
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