It could be back on, Arsenal fans, after our longed for transfer hopes of bringing Sami Khedira to join his World Cup winning team mates Lukas Podolski, Mesut Ozil and Per Mertesacker received a big boost from the Spanish media today.
Apparently Khedira’s wage demands were the first stumbling block, with the 27-year old Germany international asking for around £150,000 a week, which would make him the best paid player at the club. Then when it was being reported that Khedira had lowered his demands a bit in order to force the move through, we got the bad news that Bayern Munich wanted him and were strong favourites.
But a report in The Mirror today suggests that the Gunners are back on top and in with a real chance of completing the transfer. The German club, just as they did with Robert Lewandowski from Borussia Dortmund, are apparently happy to wait until Khedira is on a free transfer next summer, but his current club Real Madrid are not so keen on that, understandably.
The Spanish giants are not exactly stretched in the midfield area, with Toni Kroos joining the likes of Alonso and Modric, so maybe it is time for Arsenal to offer them around £15 million. That would certainly soften the blow of his salary.