Stamford Bridge boss can have Sami Khedira on the cheap!
CHELSEA boss Carlo Ancelotti is leading the chase for Germany playmaker Sami Khedira.
The midfielder, 23, has emerged as one of the stars of the World Cup after replacing injured Michael Ballack in the German’s side.
And Stuttgart boss Christian Gross is ready to sell his £12million-rated star now rather than lose him on a free when his contract expires next year.
Ancelotti sees Khedira as the perfect man to step into the Blues midfield after letting Ballack, Joe Cole and Deco go.
But he faces a battle with Alex Ferguson who wants Khedira as a replacement for 35-year-old Paul Scholes at Manchester United.
Former Spurs boss Gross admitted: “It would be very painful if Sami left on a free.
“If he has two more great World Cup games, all the big clubs will come for him.” (The Sun)
Germany’s almost flawless performance at the World Cup has left the entire team seemingly set for summer moves and Carlo Ancelotti appears keen to not get left behind. He has set his sights on impressive midfielder Sami Khedira who was of course drafted into Joachim Low’s squad as Michael Ballack’s replacement’s replacement and the youngster has done a great job.
As former Tottenham boss Christian Gross points out, the west London side can steal a march on the other talents within the German side by getting a bid in for the Stuttgart man as he only has a year left on his deal to run.
Given the Stamford Bridge outfit has lost Michael Ballack, Joe Cole, and more than likely Deco, Ancelotti could well do with a player with as much potential at Khedira and if he can be purchased for just £12m then that would indeed be something of a bargain.