Arsenal + Chelsea Dealt Blow As Khedira Prepares Statement Confirming Bernabeu Stay

By on July 17, 2014

The summer transfer window is now open for business and it’s expected to be a busy few weeks as managers strengthen their squads ahead of next season, so we’ll bring you all the latest news and gossip. Today, Arsenal and Chelsea are dealt a blow in their pursuit of Sami Khedira.

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Arsenal and Chelsea have been dealt a huge blow as Sami Khedira has performed a dramatic u-turn and will release a statement confirming he plans to stay at Real Madrid this summer, according to reports in Spain.

Khedira has just 12 months left to run on his current deal at Madrid and was placed on the transfer list earlier this summer after snubbing a contract extension offer from the Spanish giants, with many reports suggesting he wanted to leave the Bernabeu after becoming increasingly frustrated at the club.

This led to intense speculation linking him with a move to the capital in recent weeks with both Arsenal and Chelsea understood to be keen on luring the German international to the Premier League.

Reports last week suggested that the Gunners were discussing personal terms with the 27-year-old after supposedly agreeing a €29m deal with Madrid, while newspapers have also indicated that Blues boss Jose Mourinho made a personal call to Khedira to try and persuade him to make the move to Stamford Bridge.

However, the midfielders agent spoke out on Wednesday night insisting there had been no contact with either London club and now Spanish newspaper El Confidential are claiming today that Khedira has performed a dramatic u-turn and is set to release a statement confirming his desire to remain at the Bernabeu.

The outlet states that Khedira regrets not signing the extension that was offered to him back in October and has told his agent to go back to the European champions and make it clear he is now ready to commit his future to the club.

If true, this news will come as a huge blow to both Arsenal and Chelsea. Arsene Wenger is in the market for a long-term replacement for Mikel Arteta and Khedira was believed to be the Frenchman’s key target.

Likewise, Jose Mourinho needs another central midfielder after seeing Frank Lampard and David Luiz leave this summer and the Portuguese coach was seemingly keen to be reunited with Khedira having worked with him during his time at Madrid.

However, all may not be lost and there could yet be another twist in this saga as El Confidential hint that despite the player now wanting to stay at Madrid, it could be too late. Madrid bosses didn’t take kindly to him rejecting their contract extension offer and the Spanish giants have just confirmed the signing of Toni Kroos from Bayern Munich.

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So Khedira could now find that Madrid’s contract offer is no longer on the table. The midfielder is currently enjoying a holiday after his World Cup exploits and is expected to hold talks with Madrid about his future when he returns next week, but he may be shocked to learn that he’s no longer wanted at the Barnabeu upon his return.

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3 Comments

  1. Delford Magaya

    July 17, 2014 at 9:35 am

    Those who are not involved in football might think what is on the internet is true story, but there is no truth about it. There is no way a coach can call a player without consulting the club that own that player. Is that possible, No, ‘Not at all”. So whoever tell you Mourinho have made a phone call to Khedira is creating the story. It is not true, he has to get permission from the President of Madrid first, otherwise he will be charged or fined. So do not be fooled by those who are creating stories.

  2. Nuhu musa

    July 17, 2014 at 11:56 am

    @magaya.Jose did spoke with salah before signing him.we all knew liverpool were fore-runners to salah’s signature.the player affirmed himself that jose called him.what are you saying bro?.

  3. franklin

    July 18, 2014 at 4:01 pm

    arsene wenger should everything possible and to settle with khedira with all his demands. he should not let this get away from him after agreed with the offer. he should complete the signing and make it through.he should not allow his arch rival chelsea to hijack him.wenger should do everything possible to land him at emirate if he really want fans to be happy with him this season.

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