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Reports: Juventus interested in signing Real Madrid's Sami Khedira

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As time has gone on during Beppe Marotta's tenure with Juventus, we've come to know that he has an affinity for acquiring good players on free transfers or next-to-nothing prices. We've seen it with Andrea Pirlo and Fernando Llorente, Paul Pogba and Andrea Barzagli.

Could Real Madrid's Sami Khedira be the next in line?


According to reports from both La Repubblica and Sky Sport Italia's Gianluca Di Marzio in Italy as well as Marca in Spain, Juventus are interested in signing the German midfielder who will be available on a free transfer this summer. This is what Di Marzio had to say about Juventus' pursuit of the 28-year-old Khedira:

After landing Dybala and meeting with Cavani, the bianconeri's new target is Sami Khedira. The midfielder born in 1987 is available on a free transfer since he won't extend with Real Madrid, as anticipated by La Repubblica Juventus would like to sign him. According to our information this is more than an idea, Juventus has approached him and it appears that his former teammate Morata also spoke to him about coming to Turin.

Khedira's situation is a lot like Llorente's when he was in his final season at Athletic Bilbao a couple of years ago. He has made all of five starts all season, and has been essentially frozen out by Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti (who, ironically, looks to also be on his way out this summer). Khedira has appeared in all of 13 games in all competitions, but hasn't been seen on the field since Real Madrid's 4-3 loss to Schalke in the Champions League round of 16.

As Marca points out, Khedira wants to go to a club that plays in the Champions League "year upon year." I would say Juventus checks that box about 20 times over — and that's even before you mention that they're playing in the final against Barcelona. It's not like Juve are going to be suddenly kicked out of the competition, either, so they've got that going for them, which is nice.