Friday 18 July 2014 18:13, UK
Arsenal have agreed a fee with Real Madrid for midfielder Sami Khedira, according to reports in Spain.
Khedira, who has been celebrating Germany’s World Cup win at the weekend, could soon be heading to the Emirates as Real are thought to have reached an agreement over the asking price of £20million.
The 27-year-old has one year left on his contract at the Bernabeu, but faces competition for a midfield berth following the anticipated arrival of international team-mate Toni Kroos.
He is yet to agree personal terms with the Gunners, who have already raided Spanish giants Barcelona for the signing of exciting forward Alexis Sanchez.
Lukas Podolski voiced his desire for Khedira to join him at Arsenal during Germany’s World Cup homecoming and he would also link up with compatriots Per Mertesacker and Mesut Ozil in north London.
Khedira played a prominent role en-route to the final, but an injury in the warm-up prevented him from facing Argentina in Sunday’s 1-0 extra-time triumph.