Real Madrid are poised to offer Manchester United and Chelsea target Sami Khedira a new contract, according to talkSPORT.
Reports in Spain suggest the German midfielder is set to be offered an improved deal at the Bernabeu, with the Spanish giants desperate to see off interest from the Premier League duo.
Khedira is currently out injured, but Bernabeu president Florentino Perez is aware of the important role the midfielder plays in Carlo Ancelotti’s side.
The club are keen to avoid a repeat of the situation involving Xabi Alonso, as the Spanish midfielder has recently entered the final six months of his contract with the club, and is yet to sign a new deal.
Khedira has struggled to win over some members of the Spanish press, and sections of the Real Madrid support, but Ancelotti still sees him as the ideal man to play the holding role in his preferred 4-3-3 formation.
Perez is set to offer the midfielder a two year extension on his current deal, which is set to expire in 2015. The midfielder will also see his pay rise from an annual £2.1million to £2.9million.
Manchester United looked to sign the midfielder in the summer, and had been linked with another move as David Moyes desperately seeks midfield reinforcements.
Meanwhile, Jose Mourinho remains in the market for a new holding midfielder, and rates Khedira highly after his time in charge of Real Madrid.