Wednesday, 4th December, 2013

Real Madrid are looking to seal Sami Khedira's stay at the club until 2018, as talks of a contract renewal gather pace according to Marca.

Khedira is currently recovering from a knee injury and will miss almost the rest of the season, if not all of it.


However, the German had been subject to some heavy interest this summer, from Paris Saint-Germain and especially from Manchester United who saw a €40m deadline-day bid knocked back.

There were reports last month that Manchester United had not given up the chase, with coach Phil Neville understood to be on scouting mission for Khedira.


And all these have combined for Real Madrid to push for a quick resolution to the renewal issue, though there are no complications expected for the Germany international.

A three-year renewal from his current deadline of 2015 is being discussed and Real Madrid are understood to be very happy with the midfielder's displays.

Khedira had expressed a certain level of frustration back in October, claiming he was ill-treated at the hands of the Spanish media and was made a "scapegoat" for bad results.

However, he continued being part of coach Carlo Ancelotti's plans leading up to his injury which came on international duty with Germany. The 26-year-old had joined as one of Jose Mourinho's early signings in 2010 and has made 141 appearances for Los Blancos so far.

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