Paris Saint-Germain are being linked with a move for the Germany international with the St James’ Park side not allowing Moussa Sissoko to leave.
Arsenal fans have urged Arsene Wenger to bring an established central midfielder to the Emirates Stadium for the last couple of transfer windows, with Sami Khedira one of the many names linked with the North London club.
The Germany international, a World Cup winner in the summer, has found playing time tough to come by this season with Real Madrid favouring Luka Modric, Isco and Toni Kroos to the midfielder.
With the Gunners said to be monitoring Khedira’s contract situation, a new suitor is said to have entered the fray.
Le Parisien have reported that Paris Saint-Germain are ready to make a move for the Madrid star - but he is not their first choice.
Laurent Blanc has set his sights on Newcastle’s Moussa Sissoko, but the St James’ Park outfit are thought to be keen to hold onto the France international.
With the Geordies not playing ball, PSG could well beat Arsenal to the signing of Khedira, leaving the North Londoners looking elsewhere for someone to slot into the heart of their team.
Newcastle and Arsenal have no love lost have Matthieu Debuchy swapped the North East for London in the summer, while the Gunners also tried to sign Yohan Cabaye before he ironically moved to PSG.