Arsenal fans are looking slightly put out here in the Football Transfer Tavern as Metro claim they will not be landing Sami Khedira this summer.
The Gunners were thought to be preparing a £12 million move for the German international midfielder who had been told he could find another club should he so wish.
However, now it seems that Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has put his man management skills to good use and convinced the former Stuttgart midfielder to stay at the Bernabeu.
He was asked about the future of the World Cup winner and made it very clear that Arsene Wenger will have to turn to another option if he wants to bring any more players in before the transfer window closes.
He claimed: “Khedira is happy here and he is staying. The matter is resolved and he stays at Real Madrid.”
As one of our punters notes, we think this could well mean that Khedira is willing to pen a new deal at the La Liga side, or seriously consider taking Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho up on his offer to join him on a free in 12 months time.
Arsenal fans. Where do you think Wenger will turn now? Is this a massive blow after chasing after Khedira all summer or do you think there are back-up options in place? Let us know your thoughts below.