Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger after yet another lose to Jose Mourinho in his club’s 2-0 drubbing at Chelsea on Sunday seems to have gotten one over the Portuguese (whom he has not beating on the pitch in real football match) after is was announced that Real Madrid and German holding midfielder Sami Khedira has agreed personal terms with Arsenal with a move to the emirate stadium imminent come January.
Khedira, over the past summer have been monitored by a host of English clubs including Manchester United and Chelsea. Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has shown interest for the former VFB Stuttgart of Germany player whom he managed during his time at real Madrid. Manchester United had also looked to lure Khedira to Old Trafford in a bid to bolster their squad under new boss Louis Van Gaal but it looks wenger has gotten one over his title rivals by agreeing personal terms with the player pending a January switch.
Arsene Wenger appear to have convince the German to come to the Emirate Stadium where he will join compatriots Mesut Ozil, Lucas Poldoski and Per Mertesacker and hope to strike a cut-price deal with Real Madrid for the German World Cup winner.
The 27-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season and has rejected an offer to renew his £150,000 a week contract. Madrid could be set to cash in on him come January so as not to loose him on the free in the summer and are ready to take a cut-price fee believed to be in the region of £10m. Khedira moved to Real Madrid from VFB stuttgart in August 2010 for an undisclosed fee.
Chelsea however, still have a chance to usurp Arsenal and sign their man since Arsenal have no agreement in place with his club and Khedira decision to move will be based on which club offers a better deal. Chelsea can come up with a better offer to see Khedira change his mind. The opportunity to work again with Jose Mourinho the man who brought him to madrid could be a motivating factor in him joining Chelsea.
Chelsea on the other hand won’t be overly disappointed if Sami Khedira decides to moves to Arsenal since they have well enough cover in his position. Nemanja Matic has been phenomenal since his move to Stamford Bridge, Mikel has always come in to do the necessary job when called upon and Ramires is also a capable cover. There is also a Marco Van Ginkel on loan at AC Milan who is seen as a long term replacement.
Khedira is an exciting player to watch, he is also experienced and at a cut-price fee won’t be a bad buy by any club but not one Chelsea should have sleepless night for if he chose to move to Arsenal. Khedira is currently out injured after suffering a hamstring injury early September while on international duty with Germany in their Euro 2016 qualifiers. He is due to return to action late October.