Arsenal-linked Sami Khedira on Carlo Ancelotti’s blacklist - Marca

The German midfielder has been left out of the Real Madrid squad for the clash with Barcelona today.

With Real Madrid and Barcelona set to do battle at Camp Nou in the Clasico later today, the eyes of the world will be on arguably the biggest game in global football.

One man that will have to sit on the sidelines and watch like the rest of us is Arsenal-linked Sami Khedira, who has been omitted from the travelling outfit’s squad for the crucial fixture.

The Germany international, who is out of contract in the summer and has emerged as a reported target for Arsene Wenger’s men according to the Express, has fallen behind the likes of Isco, Toni Kroos and Luka Modric at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.

Marca have today revealed Khedira’s absence and gone on to state that the World Cup-winning midfielder is on Carlo Ancelotti’s ‘blacklist’ along with reserve left-back Fabio Coentrao.

Arsenal have had a number of issues in the heart of their midfield this season due to prolonged injuries to the likes of Aaron Ramsey, Jack Wilshere, Mikel Arteta and Abou Diaby.

Khedira appears unlikely to extend his stay in the Spanish capital, with the latest snub for the Clasico fixture potentially sealing a summer exit for the German star.

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