Carlo Ancelotti reveals Real Madrid are keen to keep Sami Khedira
Real Madrid are keen to keep Arsenal reported target Sami Khedira after next season, according to club coach Carlo Ancelotti.
The Germany international has yet to sign a contract extension with the European giants with his current deal ending next summer.
Khedira, who has been limited to just six appearances in all competition for the Merengues this season, has been strongly linked with a move to the Premier League in recent months.
"The club wants him (Khedira) to sign a contract extension," Ancelotti told Spanish radio station RNE. "We consider him a reliable player, who is serious and professional."
The 27-year-old has fallen in the pecking order at Madrid with Luka Modric and Toni Kroos as Ancelotti's preferred duo in midfield.
However, Khedira is expected to be given more playing time over the next few months after Real lost Croatian midfielder Modric with a thigh injury until February.
"Modric is a very important player," Ancelotti said. "But we will find a solution.
"We have a problem but we will solve it by putting another midfielder.
"Kroos and Khedira are world champions.
"(Attacking midfielder) Isco is not the last option but another possibility. Isco can play in any position on the pitch.
"For Saturday's game at Eibar, we have the option also of putting Isco alongside Khedira."
Khedira moved to the Bernabeu stadium in 2010 from Bundesliga side Stuttgart and was a member of Germany's World-Cup winning side in Brazil.