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Schalke face competition for Sami Khedira

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Manchester United are to offer Khedira a £150,000-a-week deal

Bundesliga side Schalke face competition from Manchester United for holding midfielder Sami Khedira.

The German international is likely to leave Real Madrid as a free agent at the end of the current campaign, with his contract set to aspire come the summer.

Khedira’s agent, Jorg Neubauer, admits he has held talks with several big European clubs to discuss the availability of his client.

However, when speaking to Sport1, Schalke president Clemens Tonnies said: “I have a high opinion of Sami Khedira because he’s a leader who can improve the team.”

He also added: “He has an incredible reputation with the national team and we’ve spoken several times. Now, Horst Heldt (Schalke’s Sporting Director) and Khedira’s agent must find a satisfactory solution.”

Financial Fair Play rules be avoided

Financial Fair Play rules can be avoided if the 28-year old leaves La Liga under the Bosman ruling, meaning clubs can offer the 2014 World Cup winner large wages.

Manchester United are looking to fight off Schalke’s interest by offering Khedira a £150,000-a-week deal at Old Trafford.

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