Arsenal want to sign Sami Khedira from Real Madrid at the end of the season, according to the TalkSport website.
The Germany international will have one year left on his contract next June, and has been a long-time target for Arsene Wenger.
Khedira, 26, is currently sidelined with a cruciate knee injury and has watched from the sidelines as his position in the Real Madrid team disappears, with Carlo Ancelotti’s switch to 4-3-3 meaning there is now only room for one defensive midfielder
But the powerful midfielder is a close friend of Mesut Ozil, who has made such a big impact in his first season at the Emirates, and would jump at the chance of being reunited with his former Real Madrid team-mate.
The asking price would be £20million for a player who is rated as one of the games best