United look to beat rivals to midfielder signing.
Manchester United are reportedly ready to make a mammoth contract offer to Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira in an attempt to beat Arsenal to his signature, according to the Metro.
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The German international is in the final year of his contract at the Bernabeu this season, and will be free to negotiate with other clubs from January onwards, with plenty of interest already well established.
Arsenal had looked favourites to sign Khedira for some time, but United will now hope to get their hands on the World Cup winner with a big-money contract to lure him to Old Trafford instead.
United could do with new additions in the middle of the park after missing out on several big-name targets in that area during the summer, and Khedira now looks to be one of Louis van Gaal’s main targets in that part of the pitch.
The 27-year-old could make a great long-term replacement for Michael Carrick in the heart of United’s midfield engine room, and the club could be closing in on a deal to secure this superb signing.
Chelsea have also been mentioned as keen admirers of the the former Stuttgart ace in recent times.