Reports in the UK claim FA Cup holders Arsenal are back on the trail of Sami Khedira.
The Gunners, who also lifted the Community Shield (England’s equivalent to the Supercopa) earlier this month, had been linked with the German World Cup winner in the summer but talk of a deal had cooled in recent weeks.
Following an injury to captain Mikel Arteta that is set to keep the midfield out of action for a few weeks, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is said to be keen on resurrecting a deal for Khedira, the Mirror suggests.
The 27-year-old defensive midfielder has just one year left on his deal at the Santiago Bernabeu, and has so far yet to speak to the club about a new contract. His path to the first team has been blocked by the arrival of countryman Toni Kroos, while Ancelotti prefers Xabi Alonso and Luka Modric to make up the rest of the midfield ahead of Khedira.
Speaking to the press on Thursday, the Italian boss admitted both Khedira and Angel di Maria could leave the club in the next couple of weeks.
The German would be available at a cut-price 15 million euros – something that Arsenal are more than willing to match. They could face competition from Chelsea and Bayern Munich for his signature though.