28 November 2011
Manchester United are reportedly set to make a shock move for Real Madrid star Sami Khedira as Sir Alex Ferguson looks to add a top-class defensive midfielder to his ranks.
Khedira moved to Real in July 2010 following an impressive World Cup for beaten finalists Germany, but he failed to capture his magnificent Bundesliga form and experienced a mixed first season at the Bernabeu.
He remains Jose Mourinho's first-choice midfield anchor, but the Portuguese tactician has opted for Lassana Diarra on a number of occasions this season.
Reports have begun to emerge linking a number of top European clubs, including Chelsea, Manchester City and AC Milan, with a move for Khedira.
And according to caughtoffside.com, United are also keen on the 24-year-old's services. Ferguson has been eager to sign a defensive midfielder with the ability to protect the backline while link up play with midfield and has struggled to find a suitable player since Roy Keane.
Owen Hargreaves was signed to fill that void, but his continuous battle with injury meant he spent much of his four year spell at Old Trafford on the sidelines.
And it now appears that Ferguson has set his sights on £20m-rated Khedira with the view of making an official offer at the end of the season.
I like this guy. His presence at the midfield brings confident to his team mate. A dynamic midfielder with great aerial ability. Great energy that cover lot of ground like Roy Keane. Agreed that Ferguson had to sign this guy. He was the the captain of Germany Under 21 that won European Championship in 2009 beating England 4-0. Well he is the main man for Real Madrid but worth of try to sign him. Good Luck Ferguson