Carlo Ancelotti not interested in where Sami Khedira transfers

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Carlo Ancelotti has claimed he is “not interested” in where Sami Khedira goes this summer, leaving Arsenal and Manchester United to fight it out for his signature.

Speaking after Real Madrid the Spanish Super Cup second leg against rivals Atletico Madrid, which his side lost 1-0 and so the cup 2-1 on aggregate, the former Chelsea boss fielded questions about two major Premier League targets, one of which was Khedira.

Departure is certain

Ancelotti admitted that the Germany World Cup winner was heading for the exit door at Santiago Bernabeu, but after that decision was made he was not going to waste any time thinking about it.

“Khedira has permission to leave. I am not interested in where he goes,” said the Italian when questioned about the midfielder.

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Arsenal were heavily linked with the 27-year-old almost immediately after he had finished celebrating World Cup glory in Brazil, but reports then claimed that a snag had been hit in the deal over his wage demands, somewhere in the region of £200,000 per week.

Time to cash in?

However, Arsene Wenger’s hopes of signing the former Stuttgart star were boosted when further reports emerged suggesting that Real Madrid were willing to drop their asking price from £24million to £12million in order to push through the sale.

Madrid want a sale because Khedira is going into the final year of his contract and he will be allowed to leave for free next summer. This would be a more lucrative move for him as he could stay on his high wages in the Spanish capital and could secure a large increase with a free transfer

Old Trafford challenge

Arsenal’s chances of signing him took something of a blow this week though, as reports suggested that Manchester United could be prepared to make a move for him also, sparking a major Premier League transfer tussle.

Louis van Gaal has been frustrated in his attempts to land his first choice targets and the reports linking him with Khedira claim the interest is the Old Trafford boss going to his ‘B-List’ of summer targets.

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