Sami Khedira confirms he will leave Real Madrid in the summer

The German midfielder confirmed that he will leave Real Madrid when his contract expires this summer.

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Sami Khedira has confirmed that he will leave Real Madrid when his contract expires in the summer, but says he is not yet sure where he will go next.

The Germany international has been linked with a move to Arsenal and Bundesliga sides Bayern Munich and Schalke.

But, in an interview with German magazine Kicker, the 27-year-old said he has not decided where his next move will be.

"I want to find new challenges for my career and continue to grow as a player," he commented.

"I don’t have an agreement with any club nor any preferences as to who I would like to join."

Khedira arrived at the Bernabeu in 2010 from Stuttgart and has made more than 100 appearances for Los Blancos since.

Injuries have limited him to just 11 league appearances this campaign but he says he will look back on his five-year spell in the Spanish capital fondly.

"It’s not a decision against Real Madrid," he said. "For me, it was a magnificent moment in my life in a magnificent team. I will do everything I can to continue helping the team during the forthcoming weeks."

In his recent column for Sky Sports, Spanish football expert Guillem Balague said he expects the midfielder to return to Germany.

"His mind is somewhere else," he said. "For three days, he didn’t go to training and there’s not actually a reason for it. He has signed for a German team, some say Bayern some say Schalke."