Hammerblow In Arsenal Chase For World Cup Winner

Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira has confirmed that he wants to sign a new contract with the Champions League winners, a significant u-turn on his previous position.

This will come as a huge blow to Arsenal, who have been chasing him since the summer, and were hopeful of capturing him on a cut price deal during the January transfer window.

The German international’s contract with the Spanish giants expires at the end of the season.

As a result, a series of clubs like Arsenal and Chelsea were circling him with the potential of making a move in January.

Real would have had to consider selling him for cheaper than his true value, if he continued to refuse to sign a new deal.

However, it now seems as though Khedira will spurn a move elsewhere in favour of extending his stay at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Arsenal could turn to other midfield targets as a result.

When asked about a contract, Khedira told the Stuttgart Nachrichten: “If we can reach a solution, I’ll be very happy.”


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