Arsenal close in on World Cup winner

Sami Khedira has accepted terms ahead of January move to Arsenal, according to reports from Fichajes.net.

The German star – who helped his nation to World Cup glory over the summer – is expected to leave Real Madrid in the not too distant future, with his contract due to expire at the end of the season.

Los Blancos have shown a willingness to keep him, but the 27-year-old is reportedly in search of one last big contract at a club where he will be a regular starter.

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Despite suggestions that Arsene Wenger did not want Khedira during the last window, it’s now understood that a deal with the player has been agreed.

A fee is yet to be settled with the Spanish giants, but Khedira himself is keen to move to the Emirates Stadium, where he will link up with compatriots Lukas Podolski, Mesut Ozil and Per Mertesacker.

Real are understood to be open to a cut-price deal for their man, with a fee of around £10m much more attractive than letting him leave for free.

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