Alleged West Ham target Sami Khedira has admitted that he would never say no if Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho came knocking, when speaking to Sky Germany.
Calcio Mercato claimed earlier this year that Hammers boss David Moyes wanted to bring Khedira to the London Stadium.
And Juve News claimed yesterday that West Ham could be set to open talks to sign the German World Cup winner imminently.
That was after Bild suggested that the 33-year-old is desperate to leave Juventus.
It seems as though West Ham may have their work cut-out to sign Khedira, however.
The Juve midfielder told Sky Germany that he wouldn’t say no if Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho tried to sign him:
“If it is possible it will for sure be a really big dream come true and honour to be a part of the Premier League. He’s (Mourinho) a great coach. Many people talk about him being too defensive but he is a winner, a champion. That is why he impressed me the most. I really enjoyed working with Jose Mourinho but there are many coaches who I would like to work with. I would never say no again to Jose Mourinho but it is not the only guy who I would say I would like to work with again.”
Khedira spent time playing for the current Spurs boss during their time together at Real Madrid. In fact, the Portuguese brought the German to the Santiago Bernabeu.
If Tottenham are in the market for more central midfield cover, the 33-year-old German would be an obvious option. With Juve having tried to terminate his contract, he should be available on a free transfer.
So a cheap, short-term fix may well appeal to Spurs.
The same could be said of West Ham, but in truth we shouldn’t be looking at players who are past their best with huge wage demands.
The Juventus man is on £130,000 per week after all.
We will now just have to wait and see whether Khedira is granted his wish of playing in the Premier League. And it will be interesting to see if either Tottenham or West Ham take a punt on the injury prone German.