Reports in Spain suggest that Arsenal FC have submitted a bid of €30m for Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira.
Sami Khedira’s future at Real Madrid has been up for speculations this summer and according to El Mundo Deportivo, Arsenal have made their move to sign the German midfielder as Arsene Wenger looks to strengthen his midfield ahead of next season.
Sami Khedira has made 144 appearances for Real Madrid since making his move from Bundesliga side Stuttgart in 2010. But last season the German midfielder suffered from a terrible knee injury, who forced him to undergo a surgery, and Khedira was out of action for six months. He made only 12 starts for Real Madrid in La Liga and it is believed that he is on his way out of Santiago Bernabeu.
Brilliant performances from Luka Modric and Angel Di Maria in the midfield means Khedira is no longer guaranteed a starting berth at Real Madrid, and the 27-year-old is keen to leave in search of regular first team action. Reports also suggest that Bayern Munich midfielder Toni Kroos is set to arrive at Real Madrid, which will push Khedira further down the pecking order at Madrid.
A host of European clubs have been monitoring Khedira’s situation and the likes of Manchester United, Chelsea and Fiorentina have been linked with a move for the German midfielder. But recent reports suggest that Arsenal have gazumped other suitors of Khedira and have submitted a bid for the Real Madrid midfielder.
The Gunners are expected to spend heavily in this transfer market and have already been linked to a host of players this summer. Wenger is believed to be keen to add a bit more muscle to the center of the park and sees Khedira as the man for his squad.
According to El Mundo Deportivo, the London club have submitted a bid of €30m for Sami Khedira and Wenger hopes that the German core at the Emirates will convince him to choose Arsenal over other clubs.
Reports suggest that Real Madrid is also keen to offload Khedira if the right bid arrives and Khedira’s transfer fee will help in funding the move for Toni Kroos and their reported interest in Monaco midfielder James Rodriguez.