Arsenal & Man Utd Target Wants To Hold Talks With Jose Mourinho

By on October 24, 2013

Although the summer transfer window is officially closed that doesn’t stop clubs working hard behind the scenes to prepare for future signings, so we’ll keep you up-to-date with all the latest gossip. Today, Sami Khedira wants to hold talks over Chelsea move.

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Unsettled Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira wants to hold talks with Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho over a potential move to Stamford Bridge, according to the Daily Star.

The German international has seen his place in the Madrid line-up come under threat from big-money summer signing Asier Illaramendi this season while the imminent return of Xabi Alonso will see his first team opportunities limited further.

The 26-year-old revealed his frustrations earlier this month after an astonishing outburst at the way he’s treated in Madrid, with the midfielder claiming the fact he’s not Spanish and didn’t cost a lot of money is working against him and seeing his contributions go under-valued.

‘I’m not a Spanish player, I did not cost a lot of money and I am one of Mourinho’s disciples.

‘I started the season on the bench or in the stands. Even if I play well, I am the scapegoat and so will not be properly valued.’ Khedira is quoted as saying by the Daily Mail

The Star claim that while Arsenal and Manchester United are interested in bringing Khedira to the Premier League, it’s Chelsea the player has his eye on and apparently he want’s to hold formal talks with Jose Mourinho about a switch to west London.

The newspaper suggests that Real would be willing to cash in but may demand up to £40m for the former Stuttgart ace, which is likely to prove a major stumbling block in any potential deal.

Mourinho held a close bond with Khedira during his time at the Bernabeu but it’s difficult to see him being able to persuade owner Roman Abramovich to splash out in the region of £40m for a defensive midfielder.

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