Arsenal's transfer window has been going perfectly, until now. Arsenal have reportedly agreed a £23 million deal for the Real Madrid enforcer and with Real signing Khedira's German teammate Toni Kroos, they have little reason to keep him around, particularly as his contract is up next season.
The problem is with Khedira's wage demands. He wants around £200,000 a week which would make him comfortably the best paid player in Arsenal currently and the best paid player in their history.
As of now, Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez are the joint highest wage earners with £130,000 a week (other estimates have this around £150,000). Aaron Ramsey is next up with £110,000 a week.
Arsenal are currently offering a four year deal for the 27 year old and will look to bargain with Khedira and his agent to come to a suitable agreement.
If not, Arsenal have also been linked with Southampton's Morgan Schneiderlin, though the south-coast club are understandable loathe at the idea of selling another key player.