Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson intends to ask Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho about Sami Khedira's situation in the lead up to the January market. Ferguson, who is having Newcastle United's Cheik Tiote scouted, is also keen on the Germany international as he seeks to add energy to his lacklustre midfield.

Khedira's future at Real is clouded, where he is been in and out of Mourinho's first team since his arrival last year.