Date: 26th September 2018 at 4:00pm
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wanted to sign midfielder Sami Khedira in the summer, according to

The Italian website reports that both and were also interested in the World Cup winner, but the player opted to stay in Turin.

Khedira’s future at the Bianconeri was uncertain after the arrival of countryman from Liverpool, with the German veteran’s contract also due to expire at the end of the season.

However, the 31-year-old signed a new three-year deal earlier this month, ending any speculation about a possible departure.

The German moved to Juve on a free from Real Madrid in 2015, and he hasĀ gone on to make 115 appearances for the side.

Khedira is also still very much part of manager Max Allegri’s first-team plans. He had started all five of Juventus’s matches this campaign before a muscle injury kept him out of the 2-0 win over Frosinone at the weekend.