Ancelotti insists Real Madrid midfielder Khedira not for sale

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has told Arsenal and Chelsea that midfielder Sami Khedira is not for sale.

Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira training on the eve of the Super Cup against Sevilla in Cardiff. 

Chris Brunskill / Getty Images

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has told Arsenal and Chelsea that midfielder Sami Khedira is not for sale.

The Gunners made enquiries into a £20 million ($33.5 million) move for the Germany international, but were put off by the player's wage demands and never made an official bid.

Goal understands Chelsea have maintained an interest in Khedira, whom Mourinho coached at the Bernabeu.

But Ancelotti has reiterated the 27-year-old is under contract until the end of the upcoming season and will stay with the club for the time being.

"He's not leaving, he's a Real Madrid player," Ancelotti told reporters. "He has a contract until June 30, 2015 and that's all there is to say."

Los Blancos risk losing Khedira on a free transfer if he fails to agree a new deal with the European champions during the 2014-15 campaign, with reports suggesting that contract talks have stalled.

FOX Soccer and have teamed up to bring you the best in world soccer coverage. Visit, and follow them on Twitter and Facebook.

More from

Live transfer blog: Latest news from summer window

The summer's most expensive transfers

Transfer talk: 24/7 source for the latest rumors

Send feedback on our
new story page