Khedira: I am keen to stay at Real Madrid

The midfielder has been linked with a move abroad as he enters the final six months of his contract, but he claims he would be happy to agree an extension

Sami Khedira stressed he would be happy to sign a new contract with Real Madrid despite months of speculation over his future.

The Germany international is approaching the final six months of his contract at the Santiago Bernabeu and has long been linked with a move away from the club due to competition for places from Toni Kroos, Luka Modric, Isco, James Rodriguez and Asier Illarramendi.

Despite Arsenal and AC Milan rumoured to be interested in his signature, Khedira insists that he would be more than happy to extend his stay at Madrid should negotiations prove fruitful in the coming weeks.

“I’d be happy if we found a solution to the contract situation,” the 27-year-old, whose time in Spain has been hampered repeatedly by fitness woes, told Stuttgarter Nachrichten.

Khedira is confident he has shaken off his latest injury problems and is ready to play a significant part in 2015, adding that he enjoys the jostle for places provided by compatriot Kroos.

“I’m in good shape again and so I’m very confident that I’m going to get my chances to play very soon”, the former Stuttgart man said. “I’m a fan of fierce competition.

“Kroos is doing really well. He’s only been here for half a year and he’s already a key cog in our system.”

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