West Ham could start negotiations for Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira soon, according to a report.
Khedira was one of the best midfielders in the world in his prime, and won the World Cup with Germany in 2014. However, injuries have curtailed his prime years, and he is no longer a starter for Juventus.
The 33-year-old has been at Juve since 2015. However, between the last two seasons combined, he has only played 22 times in Serie A.
His contract is in its final year, although Juventus can extend it by a further 12 months if they wish. They are unlikely to do so, though, having tried to convince him to rescind his deal earlier this year.
Khedira is yet to even be called up by new coach Andrea Pirlo – who, coincidentally, was the man he effectively replaced when he first joined Juve.
It seems likely that Khedira’s time at the club is now coming to an end. He still has some ambitions left to achieve in the sport, though.
Earlier this week, Khedira admitted that he would like to test himself in the Premier League. He has never played in England before, but would consider one last chance to do so.
At the time, he mentioned Tottenham’s Jose Mourinho and Everton’s Carlo Ancelotti as coaches he would like to work under. He played for them both during a five-year stint with Real Madrid.
However, a report from Sport Mediaset has now outlined a different Premier League club as a leading contender for his signature.
West Ham in for Khedira
The Italian source claims West Ham retain a major interest in Khedira. The Hammers were linked with the midfielder back in April, and a move to London could still be on the cards.
Indeed, Sport Mediaset say West Ham have been following the player “for some time”. Now, they could open talks with Juve in the coming months over a potential transfer.
It is not yet clear if they would be willing to spend some money in January to sign him, or if they would wait until he becomes a free agent in the summer.