Arsenal win transfer battle as World Cup winner rejects Chelsea

Arsenal will sign Sami Khedira from Real Madrid in January, after the German international chose the Gunners over Chelsea.

The Daily Star suggest Khedira, who rejected a new contract offer from Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti in the summer, will move to the Emirates in a cut-price £10million move when the window opens in 2015.

Jose Mourinho, who masterminded his side’s 2-0 win over Arsenal earlier today, was reportedly keen on a reunion with his former player but the midfielder wasn’t keen on a move to Stamford Bridge.

The former Bayern Munich player has found first-team options hard to come by this season, with the arrival of Toni Kroos from the Bundesliga pushing Khedira further down the pecking order.

With Mikel Arteta suffering a couple of spells on the sidelines already this campaign and Mathieu Flamini not viewed as a long-term alternative, first-team football is something Arsenal can more or less guarantee the German.