Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira has turned down offers from other clubs because is holding out for a move to Arsenal, according to reports.
Khedira is being eyed as a midfield reinforcement at the Emirates Stadium, where Arsenal are looking to cap off a successful summer transfer window with some more exciting additions.
A central defender is the main priority, with RB Leipzig’s Dayot Upamecano preferred over Daniele Rugani despite his high asking price. But the latter is not the only Juventus player being considered by Unai Emery.
According to the Daily Star, which cites a report from Juventus-focused site Il Bianconero, Khedira has rejected the advances of Besiktas and Fenerbahce in order to push for a move to Arsenal – who are the only side willing to meet his wage demands.
There is even a chance that Khedira – who was recently in attendance at one of Arsenal’s friendlies – could be signed beyond Thursday’s transfer deadline, as it is claimed he wants to be released from his contract so that he can sign for the Gunners as a free agent.
The 32-year-old is surplus to requirements at the Serie A champions following the arrivals of Aaron Ramsey and Adrien Rabiot, so they are looking for a solution to get his wages off the books.
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