Khedira will not leave Real Madrid in January, says Ancelotti

Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal are all interested in the midfielder, whose contract expires at the end of the season, but the Spanish side still want to extend his contract
Real Madrid will not allow Sami Khedira to leave the club in January and still hope to extend the midfielder's contract, according to Carlo Ancelotti.

The Germany international's contract expires in June and he has been forced down the midfield pecking order following the summer signing of Toni Kroos from Bayern Munich.

Chelsea and Arsenal have both shown an interest in Khedira, while Goal understands Manchester United are plotting a £10 million bid to sign the midfielder in January.

But Madrid coach Ancelotti revealed at a press conference this week that he believes the club still hope to come to an agreement over a new deal for the 27-year-old, but conceded the player may need some persuading to remain at the Bernabeu.

He said: "We still have until June to renew his contract. I think the club intends to renew the deal and if he does not want to then he will remain here until to the end of season."

Khedira spent five months on the sidelines last season after tearing knee ligaments in November, but recovered in time to lift the World Cup with Germany this summer.

He joined Madrid from Bundesliga side Stuttgart in June 2010 for a fee in the region of €19 million and went on to become a key player under former boss Jose Mourinho.