-As Juventus eye German star
Italian newspaper Tuttosport (h/t Football-Italia) claims free-agent-to-be Sami Khedira could be used to lure Arturo Vidal away from Juventus.
The 27-year-old Germany international is expected to leave Real when his contract runs out in June, so settling the midfielder’s situation will be Los Blancos’ top priority in January. Florentino Perez would prefer to move him on in the transfer window rather than let him walk for free in the summer.
A number of clubs are already looking at a January move, and Arsenal legend Robert Pires believes his former club should be at the front of the line, as he told the Daily Telegraph.
The quality is there but you need more, maybe [someone] like Yaya Toure in middle. He reminds me of Patrick Vieira, maybe they have an opportunity with Khedira. It is likely in the January window. He played very well with Germany. My advice is if he can buy Khedira he can be the [new] Vieira, more aggression in the middle. He has a lot of experience. When you play in the middle you need experience, especially when your midfield is young like Arsenal’s.