Sami Khedira speaks of desire to play in Premier League with three clubs interested
Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira is being linked with a host of Premier League and Bundesliga clubs as a January move for the German looms large, and he has also spoken of his desire to play in England.
The German is one of the players that Juventus are keen to get rid off from their wage bill, with him entering the final six months of his current contract in January.
Khedira has not seen any game time this season, and Calciomercato are reporting that the German's decision on his future is one that Juventus agree with, with there being three teams currently monitoring him very closely.
The front runners for his signature are Everton, with this being a chance for Khedira to reunite with his former manager, Carlo Ancelotti.
Ancelotti is a big admirer of the German, and the Toffees have money to spend on his relatively high wages.
West Ham United are also rumoured to be interested in Khedira, yet they are still far off from sealing a deal with the German.
The other team interested is Bundesliga club VfB Stuttgart, the club Khedira played for until 2010, when he left them to join Real Madrid.
However, Stuttgart might find it hard to pay his wages, yet he would become a certain first-choice starter for Stuttgart, whilst if he chooses Everton or West Ham, he might find it difficult slot in the sides.
The 33-year-old midfielder spoke with The Athletic earlier this week, stating that a move to England would be his preference.
"The Premier League is still missing in my collection, to play there would be the icing on the cake," he said.
"I’ve done extra sessions with fitness coaches to get myself ready for the pace and intensity in the Premier League."
Khedira added that he is still in touch with his former Real Madrid manager, Jose Mourinho, who instructed him to "follow his passion and emotions" last year.
Speaking on Mourinho, Khedira said that "He has a way of convincing people, there’s something in his eyes," adding that "He’s very direct, very demanding, working with him is no picnic, because he doesn’t do things by half. If you don’t perform, you’ll get it in the neck."
However, he concluded by saying that "you understand that’s because he values you as a player. The maximum is not enough for him, he pushes you to your limit."