Old Trafford side chase tough tackling Real Madrid star.
Man United are reportedly keen on Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira with the London Evening Standard claiming that the Old Trafford side are ready to meet the club’s price-tag.
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Khedira is into the last year of his Real Madrid contract and is likely to play a limited role in first team affairs this season and as such could be ready for a new challenge.
The tough tackler missed most of last season through injury but returned to help Real Madrid win the Champions League and then played a key role in Germany’s World Cup triumph.
Old Trafford boss Louis van Gaal may well feel that his side needs a strong midfield presence and Man United are ready to meet Khedira’s massive £200k a week wage demands.
Last term David Moyes opted to use Belgian Marouane Fellaini in a holding midfield role, a position that didn’t suit the former Everton man, and there’s no doubting that Khedira would be a far more suitable player to fill just such a role.
Man United have thus far made three high profile summer signings with Ander Herrera, Luke Shaw and Marcos Rojo joining from Athletic Bilbao, Southampton and Sporting Lisbon respectively and van Gaal may well look to make further additions before the end of the month.
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