Sami Khedira has flown to his native Germany despite his current club Real Madrid contesting the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup this evening, according to Spanish football expert Guillem Balague.
Real will go toe-to-toe with neighbours Atletico Madrid for the first domestic silverware of the season, with the tie finely poised at 1-1.
With Khedira’s future having been up in the air all summer thanks to a contract that has only a year remaining, he was omitted from Carlo Ancelotti’s matchday squad for Madrid’s game tonight.
Now, having been linked with a switch to Bayern Munich earlier this week, Khedira has reportedly flown to Germany, choosing not to attend Real’s fixture.
But despite the reported interest from the Bundesliga champions, Khedira flew back to Germany for family reasons - to watch his brother, Rani Khedira. His 20-year-old sibling currently plays for RB Leipzig.
As for Sami Khedira, his future remains unclear, with his time in Madrid seemingly at an end.
Arsenal had been tipped as favourites for his signature this summer, but manager Arsene Wenger has ruled out bringing the 27-year-old to the Emirates Stadium. Jose Mourinho and Chelsea have also been linked, but they do not wish to engage in a bidding war with their London rivals.
As earlier mentioned, Bayern were touted as potential buyers earlier in the week, following an injury to Javi Martinez.
Manchester United have also emerged as candidates to sign the World Cup winner in the last few days, with reports claiming they could scoop both Khedira and his Madrid team-mate Angel di Maria.
For now though, Khedira seems to be enjoying some family time in Germany, with his future no clearer than it was a few months ago.