Chelsea are plotting a move to beat Arsenal to the signature of German World Cup finalist Sami Khedira, according to reports from The Express.

The Real Madrid star is rumoured to be available for around £20m this summer, with the Spanish giants aware that he is now in the final 12 months of his contract.

Arsenal have been heavily linked with his signature, but rumours have suggested that they’re worried about the potential cost of a deal, with the 27-year-old’s wages likely to be around £150,000-per-week.

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This has opened the door for Chelsea, who are prepared to flex their financial muscles to land the classy enforcer.

Jose Mourinho is known to be a fan of Khedira after coaching him during his spell at the Bernabeu, and is keen to make him a part of his midfield set-up at Stamford Bridge.

With Frank Lampard having left, the Portuguese coach wants more bodies in the middle, even though he has already moved to snap up Cesc Fabregas from Barcelona.

Paul Pogba of Juventus is also a target.

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