Metro have Arsenal fans looking up from their pints and over to our landlord at the bar here in the Football Transfer Tavern as they claim that the Gunners could STILL pip Chelsea to Sami Khedira.
The Real Madrid midfielder will be moving to the Premier League, of that we are certain, but we are still unsure if he will arrive this January or choose to see out his contract with Chelsea and Jose Mourinho hoping to sign him next summer.
The other massive question is of course if he will join Arsenal or Chelsea, both of whom are seriously keen on bringing him to their clubs and have been strongly linked with the German World Cup winner since the summer.
Now it seems that Arsene Wenger is so keen to land Khedira and finally beat Jose Mourinho at something that he has instructed Arsenal to hold private talks with the player and convince him that North London is the destination for him.
That could well see the midfielder snub Mourinho and Chelsea and move to the Emirates Stadium instead.
Not only that but Arsenal duo Per Mertesacker and Mesut Ozil have also reportedly spoken to Khedira to try and persuade him to make the move to the Gunners.
Arsenal fans. Can you actually beat Chelsea off the pitch even if it is impossible to do so on it? Let us know your thoughts below.