Shock is not the word to describe the looks on the faces of our punters here in the Football Transfer Tavern after they hear the claim about Sami Khedira in Metro.
The publication seems to think that the Real Madrid midfielder is now set to snub a move to the Premier League with both Chelsea and Arsenal keen – and instead extend his deal at Real Madrid.
That comes as a massive shock, because as one of our punters notes, not only have the Champions League winners unveiled Toni Kroos as their latest summer signing, but they have also made it very clear that competition in the middle of the park will be very intense next season.
Khedira had turned down an extended deal with Los Blancos but after both Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho refused to bow to the wage demands of £150,000 per week, talks have been re-opened with the Real Madrid board with 12 months left on the World Cup winners’ existing contract.
Arsenal and Chelsea fans. Do you think that you need to offer Khedira what he is asking for in terms of weekly wages? Is he even worth that much money? Let us know your thoughts below.