Unless he signs a new contract in the next eight months, Arsenal transfer target Sami Khedira will be able to walk away from his current club Real Madrid and the Spanish giants will not receive a single euro in compensation. Even with all their money, that is not a good situation and they do still have to comply with the FFP rules laid down by UEFA.
So maybe there is some truth in the rumour that the Gunners have agreed a transfer fee of around £11 million euros with Madrid to sign the Germany international in January. But don’t get too excited just yet Arsenal fans, because the report has come from Caughhtoffside.com and thy are not always the most reliable source of information.
But as I say, there are reasons to think it could happen, as £11m is better than nothing at all. Arsene Wenger, if the rumour is true, would still have to persuade the central midfielder that the Emirates was the place for him and come to some arrangement on his high wage demands, but he would be certain to play regular games which he is not doing in La Liga at the moment.
For those fans who might question why Wenger did not go all out to sign him in the summer, it may be something to do with concerns over his injury problems, while the next few months will give Khedira a chance to show he is back to full fitness after his knee operation. If Arsenal are not to sign Khedira in January, I think we are all hoping that the Frenchman has someone else in mind, but who would you like to see come in?