“Arsenal Are In Advanced Talks For £20m Midfielder”

By on July 12, 2014

talkSPORT presenter and former footballer Stan Collymore had some exciting news last night as he claimed on Twitter that he’s spoken to the agent of Sami Khedira who confirmed Arsenal in advanced talks to sign the Real Madrid midfielder.

Newspapers have linked us with the German international in recent weeks with Arsene Wenger understood to have identified the 27-year-old as the ideal long-term replacement for Mikel Arteta.

And it looks like those reports had some foundation as Collymore revealed that he’s spoken with the players agent who confirmed we’ve been holding serious talks about bringing the player to north London this summer.

Madrid have agreed a deal to sign Toni Kroos from Bayern Munich and with Khedira now entering the final year of his deal at the Bernabeu, it’s believed that Carlo Ancelotti is ready to cash in for a fee in the region of £20m.

However, while Arsenal are ready to offer the player a fresh start in England, Collymore’s claim comes amid reports coming from the Metro that suggest Chelsea are lining-up a late bid to try and hijack our move for the German international.

Jose Mourinho was the one who took Khedira to Madrid back in 2010 and held a close relationship with the midfielder during his time in Spain, so the Blues will certainly pose a major threat if they do formalise their interest.

Some reports also claim that Khedira is demanding wages of around £150,000-a-week, which could price us out of any deal, but it remains to be seen how much truth there is in that. I find it hard to believe that he’s asking for that kind of money but I suppose you never know these days.

Who knows if we’ll be able to pull this one off but it’s great to hear that Arsene is continuing to be ambitious in the market and target top class players. If we end up missing out on Khedira, then other targets include Lars Bender and Morgan Schneiderlin and I’d be delighted with any of the trio.


  1. Ebuka

    July 12, 2014 at 10:20 am

    Whether we sign kedirah or anyother person or we do not sign him.wat i knw is cme next season.gunners will lift a troughy with sanchez signing

  2. gooner4life

    July 12, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    I don’t think we should meet his excessive pay demands when there are other players available Bender or why not bring back Alex Song he knows the way we play and would not make the same wage demands.We brought Flamimi back last year and he did a decent job.

    • Ezra

      July 13, 2014 at 6:11 am

      Dude . Song was terrible at.Arsenal That was good riddance! .

  3. mystic

    July 12, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    why not bring back Alex Song – surely sarcasm at its best?

  4. Ngiriker Geoffrey

    July 12, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    Time is still on as the mission is already achieving success by start of Alexis. there fore move thru the markets there are still better commodity I mean players from different country, clubs. Check your back up data within the world cup and out side we still have them wish you quick open eyes to see them and spot the best as you did.

  5. Samuel igburu

    July 12, 2014 at 5:38 pm

    it would be nice having sami with us,however if the deal fail to materialized,other options should be considered including song

  6. Wakhungu

    July 12, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    Get Alexander song back forget about a demanding player.

  7. LYNLY

    July 12, 2014 at 7:54 pm


  8. Friday Onimisi

    July 12, 2014 at 8:13 pm

    Go for Alex Song. He kno d way Arsenal play.

  9. Emmanuel

    July 12, 2014 at 8:33 pm

    The idea of having so back does not work. What did so achieve for Arsenal during his time at Emirates? Nothing, let us pay him the 150k and we are assured of results. We need a disciplined defensive midfielder like Khedira who will protect our defense. Song failed in that. We need a rebranded Arsenal.

  10. Big Gooner

    July 12, 2014 at 9:05 pm

    Yeah right collymore used the F word on his twitter page

  11. adebayo steven

    July 12, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    pls we dont want song back in emirate because he betrayed us lets go for khedira or bender. up gunners

  12. steven kabull de bull

    July 12, 2014 at 11:31 pm

    No option song back @ emiratex…new option wll do 4 us..unlezz he humblex hmself n request wenger lke flamini we shud go 4 bender or morgan leave alone sami..song dd jxt us fab n persie..dening de klub wen mxt needd..

  13. sanni

    July 13, 2014 at 5:16 am

    let forget Alex song,he so arrongant and rude.He kept lateness while he was wit us.

    • deejay1952

      July 13, 2014 at 10:17 am

      ” He kept lateness while he was wit us. ” A profound observation Sanni, or can I call you Jim…?

  14. musinguzi

    July 13, 2014 at 6:13 am

    i think we need a displined holding midfielder who can at times bomb foward en make long range shots en passes like khedira,bender and my be tiote or mascherano. Song no no…

  15. Ezra

    July 13, 2014 at 6:20 am

    OMG! Why would you guys want Song back seriously? Arsenal lost a lot of games because of this Guy’s poor position discipline and now you want him back? WTF, I’d rather stick with Arteta.

  16. Edward

    July 13, 2014 at 8:38 am

    We surely want a strong & desciplined holding midfilder in names of Khedira or Bender not Song. This is a branded new Arsenal.

  17. goodyp

    July 13, 2014 at 9:16 am

    … Some arsenal fans are sh*t… What’re hell… Clubs are paying players 250k a week and your here agueing about 150k.. If you want success you pay… Sign Khedira damm’t…. Anyway Wenger don’t read all this crab… Wenger want to make another history… Go Wenger go……!!!!

    • deejay1952

      July 13, 2014 at 10:18 am

      its tw*ts like you that are ruining the sport.. ever increasing ticket prices!!!.. think about it richardhead

  18. musa waziri

    July 13, 2014 at 9:59 am

    wenger sign sami khedera nt song again bcos sami is a vastle holder pls sign him

  19. moh

    July 13, 2014 at 10:02 am

    New faces, new Arsenal, new era of success. No going back for old players. Fly high arsenal, fly with the emirates.

  20. Me

    July 13, 2014 at 10:32 am

    Arsenal must stay well clear from Alex “Song-kamp” if we’re to be taken serious and mount a challenge.

    We need a DM who can protect our defence not expose them. Song was better going forward than he was defending and shouldn’t even be up for debate.

    I’d rather stick with Flamini if all else fails in finding a suitable replacement.

  21. Ali Arsenal

    July 14, 2014 at 10:20 pm

    Sorry gooners its bad business! Is this guy really worth that much money…idont think so…i rather get A.song back.!we never have and never will replace warlord patrick v captain marvel..i think we will come well short again…beat tottenham and finish in top four please..

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