Manchester United failed with a massive deadline day bid for Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira yesterday.

In a sure sign United manager David Moyes has concerns over his midfield, Cadena Cope says the Premier League champs offered €40 million for Germany international Khedira.

The bid for Khedira arrived after Real had sold Mesut Ozil to Arsenal for €50 million.

The Madrid giants chose to turn down the offer, with coach Carlo Ancelotti insisting he was counting on Khedira for the first-half of this season.

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