Arsenal and Chelsea could be dealt a huge blow in their chase for Sami Khedira after Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric picked up injury ruling him out until next year, Mirror reports.
With the Croatian star out of action, the German World Cup winner is now tipped to replace him in the middle of the park as Carlo Ancelotti is keen to keep him at the Bernabeu.
There has been speculation stated that Modric could be sidelined for up to four months, meaning that Khedira, who only started one match for Madrid this season could be used throughout the January window, halting any advances from the Premier League duo.
They were planning to sign him at the beginning of the year with the Spanish giants believed to be open to his departure after the 27-year-old’s contract is set to expire in the summer.
Jose Mourinho is trying to lure his former player to Stamford Bridge to add more choices in his midfield while Arsene Wenger sees him as the perfect defensive midfielder to fill the squad’s struggling role.