Khedira latest: Arsenal and Chelsea consider moves, but will Bayern Munich beat them to the punch?

first_img Sami Khedira has been linked with a switch to Arsenal 1 The Premier League season is just a fortnight away, and while Arsene Wenger has conducted some excellent business over the summer, even he concedes that Arsenal could bring in more players.“There could still be one signing, maximum of two. If a good opportunity comes up we might still do it, but at the moment we are not close to signing anybody,” Wenger is quoted as saying.One such player linked with a move is Sami Khedira, but how close is a potential deal? Here’s the latest…Replacement lined-upSpanish publication AS say that Real Madrid are preparing for Khedira’s departure by making a move for Wolfsburg midfielder Luiz Gustavo. The Brazilian was one of the few members of the Selecao to emerge from the World Cup with any credit. The publication claim that negotiations between the two clubs are advancing, and while Real boss Carlo Ancelotti will be pained to losing Khedira, he will allow him to leave once a replacement is secured.WaitingThe Express say that Arsenal and rivals Chelsea are the two English clubs in the running for Khedira, and while the London duo are keen on landing him ahead of the new season, they are biding their time before making a serious move. The 27-year-old is set to join up with his Madrid teammates tomorrow, and a decision will be made in the coming weeks.Chelsea-boundThe Daily Star have dealt a blow to Arsenal fans, reporting that while the Gunners are deliberating over whether to make a £24m move for Khedira, it may amount to little, with the German international ready to run down the final year of his contract at Madrid in order to join Chelsea for free next summer. Khedira is believed to have a good relationship with Jose Mourinho following the latter’s time as boss at the Bernabeu and is keen on working with him again.Bayern Munich showing an interestAs talkSPORT’s German football expert commented, Arsenal and Chelsea aren’t the only sides in the running to land Khedira. Following the loss of Toni Kross to Real Madrid this summer, it looks as though Pep Guardiola is keen on exacting some sort of revenge by luring Khedira to the Allianz Arena. However, unlike Arsenal, Bayern look likely to wait until the summer of 2015 in order to land him on a free transfer.Arsenal fans, do you think you need Sami Khedira? Comment below…last_img read more

2 ordered to face trial in ’04 death

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake Each defendant was being held without bail. Before being charged in Juarez’s slaying, Buford was in prison in Tehachapi, serving time for an unrelated offense. Ward was arrested in July on a no-bail murder warrant in downtown Lancaster. Buford was sent to prison in April to serve a 16-month sentence for vehicle theft and drug possession. He had convictions in 1999 and 2000 for transporting drugs or possession of drugs for sale, state prison records show. Ward is facing charges in an unrelated assault case, according to Sheriff’s Department records. The two men were linked to the crime by witnesses who saw the assault, homicide detectives said. LANCASTER – A prison inmate and another man have been ordered to stand trial for murder in the fatal beating of a construction worker during a December 2004 robbery behind a Lancaster bar. Isaac Buford, 32, and Charles Ward, 43, both of Lancaster are charged with the Dec. 16 slaying of 44-year-old Augustin Juarez, who was attacked and robbed in an alley behind the Britisher in the 800 block of West Avenue I. Juarez appeared to be the victim of a random robbery, homicide investigators said. Both men were ordered held for trial on murder and robbery charges after a preliminary hearing that concluded Thursday in Antelope Valley Superior Court. Investigators think Juarez was in the alley looking for a prostitute when he was accosted by the two defendants. A bar employee found Juarez injured nearly two hours after the bar closed. Deputies said Juarez was unconscious and not breathing when they arrived. He had suffered one or more blows to the back of the head. Juarez was rushed to Antelope Valley Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Coroner’s officials said his wallet was found next to his body. Juarez’s relatives told investigators that the victim usually carried several hundred dollars on him, detectives said. Karen Maeshiro, (661) 267-5744 karen.maeshiro@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more