Sami Khedira has made only eight appearances for Real Madrid this season but says he would be happy to extend his stay. Photograph: Chris Brunskill/Getty Images
The World Cup winner Sami Khedira has revealed he wants to extend his contract with Real Madrid amid speculation linking him with a move to the Premier League in January.
Khedira, whose contract with Real expires at the end of the season, has been linked with a move to Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United, having found himself on the fringes at the Bernabéu, but he is not hankering to get away from the Spanish capital. “If we can reach a solution, I’ll be very happy,” he told Stuttgarter Nachrichten.
Injuries have played their part in Khedira’s spell on the sidelines – knee and hamstring problems have limited the 27-year-old German to eight appearances for Real this season, most recently the Club World Cup semi-final win over Cruz Azul, but he has also slipped down Real’s pecking order, which includes his compatriot Toni Kroos, Isco, Asier Illarramendi and Luka Modric, though the Croat is currently absent with a thigh injury.
Khedira, however, appears happy to fight for his place in Carlo Ancelotti’s side rather looking to follow his compatriot Mesut Özil in swapping Real Madrid for the Premier League. “I’m confident that soon I will get more of a chance to play,” he said. “There are other players in my position but that competition is healthy.”
This has been cross-posted to hala_madrid.