Arsenal ‘close’ to signing Sami Khedira from Juventus – Palmeri

Arsenal ‘close’ to signing Sami Khedira

That’s according to Italian reporter Tancredi Palmeri on Monday morning.

Unfortunately, Tancredi Palmeri failed to offer any insight into where he sourced his information from.

Moreover, no details were provided regarding any transfer fee, length of contract or the overall transfer timetable.

Sami Khedira watched Arsenal 1 – Lyon 2

Rumours linking Sami Khedira to Arsenal got a lot louder on Sunday.

That’s after the German World Cup winner turned up at the Emirates Stadium to watch Arsenal 1 – Lyon 2.

Inside Arsenal’s stadium, Khedira posed with a Gunners fan.

Di Marzio on Khedira & Arsenal

A few days ago, Italian transfer guru Gianluca Di Marzio reported that Arsenal are one of a number of clubs keen on the signature of Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira.

Di Marzio also named two other suitors for Khedira: Valencia and Fiorentina.

Khedira’s contract at Juventus

32-year-old Khedira is under contract at Juve until 2021.

The Bianconeri also retain an option to extend the deal by another 12 months.

In four seasons at the Allianz Stadium, Khedira has contributed 21 goals and 14 assists across 87 league appearances.

However, last season, the midfielder only played 10 Serie A matches for the Scudetto champions.

What Unai Emery said about Sami Khedira

After the Lyon game, Arsenal manager Unai Emery was asked about Sami Khedira.

Emery tried to pour cold water on the transfer speculation, saying:

Khedira is a very good player but this is the first time I have heard his name mentioned.

Also see: Arsenal: Kieran Tierney’s no deal & Everton ‘near agreement’ for Wilfried Zaha.

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