Man United Offer Sami Khedira £5.5m-A-Year Deal To Fend Off Chelsea

Red Devils desperate to land Madrid midfield star.

Manchester United will offer Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira a long term contract worth around £5.5m-per-year in order to fend off competition from the likes of Arsenal and Chelsea for his signature, according to the Daily Express.

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The Germany international is set to leave the Spanish giants after turning down two contract offers, with Carlo Ancelotti weighing up a replacement in Juventus star Arturo Vidal.

However, Madrid are still hoping to hold on to the World Cup winner in the new year, and are said to be putting together a new deal to keep him in the Spanish capital for longer.

Reports over the weekend surfaced claiming that Arsenal had made a move to secure his signature on a pre-contract agreement, whilst news in Spain has also suggested that United have made tentative early strides, too.

Louis Van Gaal is determined to bring a central midfielder on board in January after initially targeting the likes of Arturo Vidal of Juventus and Kevin Strootman of Roma.

However, a £75million price-tag has seen the former Holland boss turn his attention to Khedira, who could yet end up moving to Chelsea instead.

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