Khedira too costly for Milan, even on a free transfer

Adriano Galliani admits Milan will not be making a move for Sami Khedira even if he is available for free, due his likely high wage demands.

The German international is regarded as one of the best midfield talents in Europe, and he helped his country win the World Cup this summer. Even though he has struggled with injuries in recent times, he is the type of player who will always be linked with the biggest clubs on the planet should be become available, as is looking increasingly likely as his Real Madrid contract nears an end.

Khedira will be down to the final six months of his deal in the New Year, when he will be able to discuss a pre-contract with clubs outside of La Liga. He has already been linked with Premier League giants Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United, whilst it has also been suggested that Milan are set to pounce. However, Galliani insists the 27-year-old is simply too expensive for the San Siro club.

“Sami Khedira is a player who would be great for Milan, but there is one problem,” the Rossoneri vice-president is reported by to have replied when asked if the former Stuttgart ace was a potential target. “It is that he earns too much. He would be great for us but we don’t know if he’ll renew his contract at Real Madrid. Even if he doesn’t he would expect big wages.”

Khedira joined Los Blancos in 2010, when he had just one year remaining on his deal at the Mercedes-Benz Arena. It is believed he currently earns a weekly salary in the region of £200,000, which is beyond the reach of Milan. Whilst Real remain keen to tie the midfielder to a new agreement, they would prefer to sell him in January for a fee rather than lose him for nothing in the summer.

Should Milan find the money to sign Khedira, knowing that players of his calibre don’t become available for free every year? Let us know what you think by joining the discussion below.

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