The Real Madrid hierarchy will overrule manager Carlo Ancelotti if he attempts to stop German midfielder Sami Khedira departing the club in the January transfer window, according to the Daily Mail.
It's been suggested that if the Spanish giants receive a bid of up to £10 million or the player's services, then they will look to move him on as he is set to run out of contract at the Bernabeu at the end of the season.
Premier League interest
It's not surprising that some of the Premier League's elite clubs have been credited with interest in the tough-tackling midfielder in recent time. In fact, as many as three clubs could be in the running to bring him to England's elite division in January, with the same report suggesting that Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal are all monitoring the situation.
It remains to be seen, however, as to whether the trio of clubs are willing to pay as much as £10 million for a player who is set to run out of contract in the summer. Additionally, it appears that the likes of United and Co. will have to pay the German star £150,000-a-week to join them.
Who needs him?
There's no doubt about it, Khedira would add robust and steel to any side in the Premier League and he'd certainly prove a major hit at Manchester United, with the club in need of a controlling midfielder.
Despite the addition of Daley Blind in the summer window, the Red Devils are still lacking in the midfield department and Khedira would protect the club's vulnerable back-line.
Chelsea, meanwhile, already have an array of talent in the middle of the park, with Cesc Fabregas and Nemanja Matic plying their trade at Stamford Bridge, but the addition of Khedira could hand Fabregas a more attacking role.
Arsenal, much like Manchester United, could do with adding a powerful central-midfielder to the club. Wenger may have many options in the midfield area, but he doesn't have a player in the mould of Khedira in his ranks.
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