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No bid for Khedira says Wenger

Arsenal were reportedly interested in the World Cup winner.

Sami Khedira is a reported target of Arsenal but their manager is being coy.
Sami Khedira is a reported target of Arsenal but their manager is being coy.
Image: Michael Probst/AP/Press Association Images

ARSENAL MANAGER ARSENE WENGER today said his side have not made an offer for rumoured transfer target Sami Khedira, the Real Madrid midfielder.

Khedira, a member of Germany’s World Cup-winning side, faces renewed competition for a first-team place at Madrid following the arrival of Colombia star James Rodriguez and Arsenal have been linked with a move for him.

Soccer - FIFA World Cup 2014 - Final - Germany v Argentina - Estadio do Maracana

Sami Khedira after the World Cup final.

Source: EMPICS Sport

But Wenger kept his cards close to his chest when he was asked about his club’s reported interest in the 27-year-old after Arsenal’s emphatic 5-1 win over Benfica in the Emirates Cup friendly tournament.

Asked if Arsenal had submitted a bid for Khedira, he replied: “No.”

When pressed as to whether Wenger had enquired about the midfielder’s availability, he said:

“What is enquired? I don’t know. If I read the (British) newspapers, (they say) he’s available!”

- © AFP, 2014

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