Roberto Mancini hopes to bring German international to the Etihad.
Manchester City are to bid for Midfielder Sami Khedira as they look to strengthen their depth in Midfield.
City are set to be without Yaya Toure for up to 8 weeks from January as the Ivory Coast international plays in the African Cup of Nations and reports in Spain are suggesting that Manager Roberto Mancini could look to German Sami Khedira as a replacement and potential partner in the centre of the park.
Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho signed Khedira after the player shone in 2010’s World Cup and recently scored his first goal for the club last month, and it seems as though Khedira is on Roberto Mancini’s shopping list as he looks to re-enforce his title challenging side.
Reports are suggesting that Manchester City owners are prepared to meet Real Madrid’s demands but will not be bullied into paying excessive transfer fee’s and will look to pay in the region of £25 million.
24 year old defensive midfielder Sami Khedira has had a decent season thus far but has shared first team opportunities with Lassana Diarra and some sources believe that Jose Mourinho may accept offers for the former Stuttgart star.
The African Nations Cup will see Man City lose the services of Yaya Toure, as well as his brother Kolo, and though it’s clearly something the Premier League pacesetters must have planned for the loss of such an influential player will be a very real problem.
Khedira may feel however that the idea of being brought in merely to take the place of a first team regular for a short spell would be a step backwards.
Mancini has a plethora of possible replacements in his squad including the likes of Nigel de Jong and Owen Hargreaves but appears keen to land the Real Madrid man, so determined that he may offer Carlos Tevez in a swap offer for Khedira.