Respected journalist claims Gunners pull out of deal for German World Cup winner…
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Arsenal are no longer interested in signing Real Madrid’s combative German midfielder Sami Khedira, claims respected BBC journalist David Ornstein.
Arsenal no longer pursuing Khedira but still in market for DMF, will sign GK & probably DF depending on Jenkinson/Vermaelen situations #AFC
— David Ornstein (@bbcsport_david) July 21, 2014
Khedira was expected to arrive at the Emirates this summer following his World Cup win, but it now appears that Arsene Wenger will prefer to turn his attentions elsewhere.
The journalist also claims that the Gunners are still interested in signing a defensive midfielder however, will bring in a keeper to replace the departed Lukasz Fabianski, and another defender depending on the futures of Carl Jenkinson and Thomas Vermaelen.
Southampton’s Morgan Schneiderlin has been linked, although there’s rumours that Tottenham are favourites to secure the Frenchman, while German battler Lars Bender has been consistently targeted as well for the anchorman role.
In goal, David Ospina is likely to arrive from Nice, with the Gunners having agreed a £3.2m fee for the Colombian’s services.