Schalke manager Roberto Di Matteo has expressed some doubt over whether his club can compete to sign Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira, the Daily Mail reports.
The German international is out of contract at the Bernabeu this summer and looks increasingly likely to call time on his career in Spain, with Schalke mentioned as one of a number of clubs interested in snapping him up.
The Mail also lists Arsenal and Manchester United as interested parties in this particular transfer saga, with Di Matteo being quoted as saying the player will not be short of offers from big clubs.
The former Chelsea manager did not specify which teams are chasing Khedira, but he seems to have sufficient reason to believe Schalke’s chances of winning the race for his signature may be slim.
“There is not a single coach in the world who would not want to have a player of his calibre in their team,” Di Matteo said.
“The door is wide open for Khedira. However, I think he is spoilt for choice when it comes to picking his next destination.
“It will be very difficult to take him to Schalke.”
Khedira has won La Liga, the Champions League and other honours with Real, whilst also proving a key member of the Germany team that won last summer’s World Cup.