Now Manchester United have their hands on Real Madrid’s Angel Di Maria, it seems that Arsenal will have to look elsewhere when it comes to Sami Khedira with the La Liga side now reluctant to allow the German to leave.
As one of our punters notes, this is not exactly ideal for Arsene Wenger and the Gunners given they have made it fairly clear just how much they want Khedira.
However, it seems that not only will they miss out on the midfielder; they could risk him penning a new deal with Real Madrid or even moving to Chelsea and linking up with Jose Mourinho on a free this time next year.
It is not all bad news for the Gunners however, as for once, Arsene Wenger seems to have a couple of alternatives lined up.
Here we have taken a look at five players who Wenger could consider as alternatives to Khedira as we head into the latter stages of the summer transfer window.