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Arsenal Close In On £36m Double Swoop For World Cup Midfield Superstars

Gunners stepping up pursuit of talented midfield pair.

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Arsenal are said to be closing the net on bringing in another two World Cup stars this summer by making a £36m double raid for Sami Khedira and Juan Fernando Quintero.

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The Gunners are believed to have been boosted by the news that Real Madrid would prefer to sell the German World Cup winner to them this summer as the likes of Manchester United and Chelsea remain keen.

Reports in Germany are suggesting that Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich are keen on landing the 27-year-old for free next summer when his contract with the Spanish giants expires.

Arsenal, though, have been billed as firm favourites to land his signature throughout the summer but a deal looked to have stalled after Khedira had demanded upwards of £150,000 to join up.

That would have made him the highest paid player at the club but reports close to Real Madrid are now hinting that they will be ready to sell up now instead of losing him for nothing next year.

Real are hoping to recoup a fee of around £20m for his services.

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