Chelsea lead the way for Stuttgart midfielder Khedira

Chelsea are believed to be leading the way for Stuttgart midfielder Sami Khedira.

Chelsea are believed to be leading the way for Stuttgart midfielder Sami Khedira.

Blues boss Carlo Ancelotti is reportedly targeting the 23-year old as a potential replacement for Michael Ballack and news that Stuttgart are ready to cash in has made the possibility of a deal more likely.

Khedira’s contract expires next year so Stuttgart boss Christian Gross wants to make sure the German international does not leave on a free transfer.

"It would be very painful if Sami left on a free,” Gross said.

"If he has two more great World Cup games, all the big clubs will come for him."

 
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