Italian giants AC Milan have joined the likes of Arsenal and Manchester United in chase of Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira.
Sami Khedira has constantly been linked with a move away from Real Madrid since past few months and reports coming from England had claimed it earlier that Arsenal and Manchester United are the frontrunners for the signature of the German international. Now, 8 time European Champions AC Milan have also joined the race to sign Khedira.
Meanwhile, reports coming from Italy have also confirmed the interest of AC Milan in Khedira. The Tuttosport report claims that: “Khedira is in the final year of his contract at the Santiago Bernabeu and Madrid President Florentino Perez is open to offers in the winter transfer window, rather than risk losing him for nothing. Meanwhile, Milan boss Filippo Inzaghi is eager to add Khedira to his squad as he attempts to steer his side back into the Champions League after only managing to finish eighth last season.”
Real Madrid signed the likes of Toni Kroos, James Rodriguez and Kaylor Navas during the summer transfer window and it was reported that the Los Blancos will sale the German in September itself. But coach Carlo Ancelotti vetoed the decision of president Florentino Perez and asked the player to extend his stay at Santiago Bernabeu.
The contract of Sami Khedira is due to expire in June 2016 and Real Madrid has not made any contact with the agent of the player regarding the extension of the same. Sami Khedira is currently sidelined due to a long term injury and the management of Real Madrid is waiting for the player to make a comeback.
AC Milan have made an encouraging start to their Serie A campaign under new boss Pippo Inzaghi but the coach is not fully convinced with the quality of his midfield. Ricardo Montolivo is just back from long term injury and apart from the Italian, Nigel di Jong is the only world class midfielder at the disposal of Inzaghi. The former Milan striker believes that Khedira can form a solid partnership with Di Jong in the heart of midfield and has asked CEO Galliani to free some funds for the January transfer.
Menahiwle, AC Milan will have to beat the competition of Arsenal and Manchester United if they want to have any realistic chance of signing Khedira. Reports coming from England have claimed that Arsenal have an oral deal in place for the German while Manchester United are also keeping tabs on the contract situation of Khedira.