PHOTO: Sami Khedira looks displeased warming the bench

Real Madrid Bernabeu

He may have won the Champions League and World Cup within a three month span but there is no room for £24m-rated athlete in Real Madrid set-up.

Real Madrid added the Super Cup to their bulging trophy cabinet thanks to a 2-0 victory over Sevilla in Cardiff earlier this evening, August 12.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice but was accompanied in the line-up by James Rodriguez, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema to form the most expensive forward line in football history.

The starting line-up in full consisted of Iker Casillas, Daniel Carvajal, Pepe, Sergio Ramos, Fabio Coentrao, Toni Kroos, James Rodriguez, Luke Modric, Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo in a spearheading striking role.

On the bench, Carlo Ancelotti named players like Marcelo, Raphael Varane and Angel di Maria, however, there was not even any room for a World Cup winner in Sami Khedira - one of the stars for Germany in Brazil earlier this summer - as the defensive-minded midfielder stalls on contract talks as Los Blancos management refuse to bow to his seemingly excessive wage demands.

Khedira has not been short on admirers, with Arsenal and Chelsea both apparently expressing interest, yet they too have baulked at the player's £150,000 per week wage demands.

Considering Real added to their bulging trophy cabinet earlier this evening, is the absence of Khedira really that much of a loss?

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