Khedira on verge of Juventus move – Marotta
The Bianconeri club chief has revealed the Real Madrid man should be leaving Spain imminently and stressed they do not want to sell Paul Pogba
Juventus managing director Giuseppe Marotta has claimed Sami Khedira is on the verge of being announced as the club’s first major signing of the summer.
The Real Madrid midfielder, 28, has only featured for his current club once since January and is certain to depart the Santiago Bernabeu in the summer transfer window.
Khedira has been linked with a string of sides, including Arsenal and Manchester United, but Marotta has revealed the Germany international is extremely close to putting pen to paper on a contract with the Scudetto holders.
“We are very close to signing Khedira,” he told Sky Sport. “The official confirmation will only happen when he has signed the contract.
“We moved quickly in the transfer market to get him. This is a winning team and we are taking the right opportunities to better it further.”
Marotta also insisted Juve have no intention of cashing in on Paul Pogba before the start of 2015-16, despite Paris Saint-Germain having had an offer of €80 million accepted for the French midfielder.
“Pogba is a player who has grown up in such a short amount of time,” the club chief added. “Juve are used to winning and to continue doing so we need to keep hold of players like him.”
Juventus ended their victorious Serie A campaign with a 2-2 draw against Hellas Verona on Saturday and will now prepare for a Champions League final against Barcelona next weekend.