Jose Mourinho has told Arsenal target Sami Khedira to ignore Arsenal’s overtures this summer and move to the Stamford Bridge club on a free transfer next summer, as reported by the Daily Express.
The signing is utterly dependent upon Khedira not moving away from Real Madrid this summer and not signing a new deal with the Spanish giants.
While Wenger reportedly fell out of interest in Khedira last week, further suggestions came out over the weekend suggesting that a move could still be on the cards for the German midfielder.
The World Cup winner’s contract expires at the Santiago Bernabeu at the end of the coming season and they are not particularly keen to see him depart on a free transfer next summer.
Their problem is that contract discussions have fallen apart between the two parties, and Real could be forced to let him go for a smaller fee if they want to see any return on their investment.
Mourinho has reportedly assured Khedira that he would find a place for himself at Stamford Bridge next season, if he chose not to move this summer on in January.
If Real are forced to sell him on the cheap and avoid losing him next summer, it could yet benefit Arsenal, despite Chelsea’s interest.