If, and this is still a big IF, Gooners, Arsene Wenger is really keen on signing the Germany international Sami Khedira to add some strength, steel and serious class to the centre of the Arsenal midfield, then we should soon know about it.
The 27-year old has been linked with a transfer to the Gunners, as well as other clubs like Chelsea and Bayern Munich, ever since the summer transfer window opened before the World Cup finals in Brazil. But up until now, his current club Real Madrid seemed to be playing hardball over the deal, apparently demanding well over £20 million even though Khedira will be available for free next summer.
Now, however, that has changes, with the Spanish club’s manager Carlo Ancelotti seeming to completely give up and wash his hands of the whole saga, as reported by ESPN. They were clearly hoping to get a good amount of money fore the talented World Cup winner, but it looks like Wenger and Khedira may have played their cards just right and forced Madrid to accept whatever they can get.
Ancelotti said, “Khedira has permission to leave. I am not interested in where he goes.”
Hmm, sounds to me like he is not happy, in fact if you listen carefully you can just hear the sound of a rattle being thrown out of a pram. I read an Arsenal transfer rumour the other day that claimed we were going to make a cheeky bid of around £12 million for Khedira, which if true would mean there was no problem in meeting his high wages. At least we won’t have to wait too long to see if this one has any truth to it…