Arsenal star Per Mertesacker has admitted that he and Mesut Ozil have repeatedly tried to tempt Sami Khedira in making the switch to the north London side in the near future, as reported by the Daily Star.
In a wide ranging question and answer session with the gigantic defender, Mertesacker said that he and his compatriot have tried to tempt their international teammate into making a long mooted move.
Khedira’s contract at Real Madrid is running down, and there seems little chance of him agreeing a new deal with the Spanish giants, considering how long the saga over his contract has gone on for.
His availability in the summer has found several clubs sniffing around him since the end of last season, with many hoping to snatch a bargain for the World Cup winner.
However, Mertesacker is hopeful that Arsenal have the edge, and revealed that him and his fellow German Ozil have tried to win Khedira round.
He said: “I’m up for more quality Germans to [join] the club.
“Ozil and I spoke with Khedira a few times to join Arsenal. His contract is up next summer.”