Report: Arsenal linked Sami Khedira closes on Juventus move

Sami Khedira warming up

Sami Khedira has been linked with a move to Juventus.

Champions League finalists Juventus are looking to strengthen further this summer, and Sami Khedira is the latest name linked.

Spanish newspaper Marca report he is 'very close' to agreeing a deal to join the Italian champions.

Khedira is a free agent this summer and is not a first choice starter at Real, with it also reported he has offers from German clubs.

Arsenal have been linked consistently with the defensive midfielder, and SkySports even reported last summer that the Gunners were making headway on his signing.

The Premier League side appear to have taken a backseat in recent months, partly due to Francis Coquelin's emergence, although his recent injury troubles and high wages could also have dissuaded manager Arsene Wenger.

For Juventus, signing Khedira would be a typically shrewd move. They have become masters at buying top players on a budget, with Carlos Tevez, Fernando Llorente, Paul Pogba and Arturo Vidal all bought for less than £25 million combined.

Bringing in World Cup winner Khedira on a free transfer will only add further depth to their midfield, and help them pull away further from the chasing pack in Serie A next season.

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