Arsenal have been handed a significant boost in their chase for Real Madrid star Sami Khedira, after it was revealed that the German midfielder has been made to train with the reserves for the Spanish giants, as reported by the Daily Star.
Khedira has been seen as a long term target for the north London side, and they were believed to have secured a move for him in the summer.
However, a switch never materialised during that transfer window.
The Gunners have been consistently linked with another move, however, and they are expected to move in January, according to repeat reports.
It does not seem as though Real are particularly keen to persuade Khedira to stay though, with the World Cup winner made to train with the reserves.
Khedira’s contract is also set to expire in the summer, which means Arsenal could be ideally placed to put together a cut price deal for him.