Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira is set to leave Turin in the coming weeks, having been told that he no longer features in the clubs plans.
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The veteran German international joined Juve in 2015 on a free transfer, having failed to agree a contract extension with Real Madrid, and immediately became a core part of the team, taking over the position vacated by Paul Pogba.
Despite playing a prominent role over the years, Khedira’s injury record has cost him dearly, missing large portions of the last two seasons, firstly through knee surgery that kept him out for 73 days then a further 87 days, then an abductor tear that saw him miss the close of the last season, side lining him for 61 days.
The 33-year-old has since returned to training but has been told by Juve management that he has no place in new coach Andrea Pirlo’s plans for the upcoming season and that he would need to move on, before the close of the transfer window this summer.
Multiple reports from the Italian media have suggested that the Bianconeri have asked Khedira to terminate his contract by mutual consent, however the German international is reluctant too, given that he earns close to six million euro’s a season, net, while Juve are offering him just half that in order to tear up his contract with the club.
The club are reportedly pushing to have the deal closed before the deadline of October 5, which will also then allow them to possibly sign another midfielder for the team, given the lack of dept in the centre of the pitch.
Khedira has been linked with a move to MLS where former teammates Gonzalo Higuain and Blaise Matuidi have recently relocated to join Inter Miami.
Other options include a possible move to Premier League side Manchester United or possibly the Middle East, where Khedira has offers from Qatar and Saudi Arabia.
Khedira has scored 21 goals in 144 appearances for Juventus while also winning five successive Serie A title, along with three Coppa Italia and a SuperCoppa Italia.
He was also part of the Juventus team that went all the way to the Champions League final in 2015 but failed at the final hurdle, losing to Real Madrid in Cardiff.