Arsenal Offer Midfielder €178,000-A-Week Contract As Wenger Closes In On €14m Deal

By on September 22, 2014

The summer transfer window may be closed but managers are already thinking ahead to future transfer windows so we’ll bring you all the latest news and gossip. Today, Gooner Mac brings us news of Arsenal’s move for Sami Khedira.

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Arsenal have offered Sami Khedira a contract worth €178,000-a-week and are closing in on a €14m deal to sign the Real Madrid midfielder in January, according to reports.

Khedira was tipped to leave the Bernabeu in the summer after rejecting a contract extension at Madrid and we were strongly linked with the 27-year-old as Arsene Wenger looked to bring in a dominant midfielder to act as a long-term replacement for Mikel Arteta.

In the end, a move failed to materialise and the German international was forced to stay in Spain and try and force his way into Carlo Ancelotti’s first team plans, but his cause has not been helped after being sidelined by yet another knee injury which will keep him out until late October.

However, it seems Arsenal haven’t given up hope of luring Khedira to the Emirates as the Express are reporting that we have agreed a deal in principal with Madrid worth €14m (£11m) and will pay the midfielder around €178,000-a-week to make the move to North London.

The news comes just days after Wenger admitted to French TV that he was looking to bring in a physical presence like former stars Patrick Vieira and Emmanuel Petit.

“I’m happy with the signings but we still need a physical presence with prodigious ability like Vieira or Petit,” Wenger is quoted as saying by the Express

So it seems Wenger acknowledges the need to bring in a powerful midfielder but we’ll have to wait and see how much truth there is in this report regarding a deal being close for Khedira.

The Madrid man would be an excellent addition if we could keep him fit as he has all the attributes we need to add to our midfield and would compliment the likes of Jack Wilshere and Aaron Ramsey.

With the player now in the final year of his contract, Madrid could be tempted to cash-in in January instead of losing him for free just a few months later, so fingers crossed we can get a deal over the line when the window reopens this winter.

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