Sami Khedira is the biggest Bosman signing available this summer, but he could be returning home rather than heading to England.
Real Madrid's Sami Khedira has been strongly linked with a move back to the Bundesliga this week.
Khedira seems to have been linked with every big European club under the sun this season, certainly the Premier League has provided a plethora of suitors, with Arsenal strongly linked for much of the season, and Chelsea, and more recently Liverpool all said to possess an interest in acquiring the midfielder.
It's no surprise really, given that at 27, Khedira should be in his prime as a footballer, and with the World Cup winner available on a free this summer.
Inevitable links to Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich have continued for much of the season too, and though it appears the media are happy to continue with the guessing game when it comes to the player's future club, German newspaper Bild are now touting Schalke as being winners for his signature.
It is a story that was also picked up by Marca in Spain, and with the anchorman continuing to play a bit-part role in Real Madrid's campaign, it looks like a La Liga departure is very much likely. Schalke are managed by former Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo, and are currently in the running for the Champions League spots next season, something that may prove vital to their ability to complete the signing of Khedira.
Bild claim that Schalke, who face Real Madrid in the last-16 of the Champions League, are in advanced negotiations with Khedira's agent about a switch.
Arsenal may seek to reignite their interest in the former Stuttgart man given the disappointing Champions League result against Monaco, while Liverpool are sure to be in the market for midfielders with captain and hero Steven Gerrard set to head to the MLS in the summer.
But with Khedira, it seems that nothing will be certain until he officially signs with someone, and that will put him and his agent in a strong position when meeting with any of the midfielder's many suitors.