Blues ready to match rivals’ bid for want-away midfielder.
Chelsea are ready to move fully into the battle to sign unsettled Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira, report the Express, with Manchester United reportedly having readied a £10 million offer for the World Cup winning box-to-box player.
Despite having starred for Germany in their summer victory in Brazil, Khedira has never quite been seen as one of the star players at the Bernabeu since signing from Vfb Stuttgart and has now turned down the opportunity to extend his contract at the club, prompting a Premier League scramble for a player who looks to be available at a cut-price fee in January as Real look to avoid losing him on a free transfer.
Chelsea, along with Arsenal, were strongly linked with a move for Khedira in the summer and this report suggests that Jose Mourinho retains his interest, despite the fine partnership of Cesc Fabregas and Nemanja Matic, with the Blues ready to match their rivals’ £10m bid.
Whether Arsenal return to the fold for Khedira remains to be seen, but it certainly appears as though the German is all set to be one of the most wanted signings of the January window, with £10m representing a real bargain for a player seen as one of the finest in his position currently playing.