Mesut Ozil is trying to convince his former Real Madrid teammate and compatriot Sami Khedira to reunite with him at Arsenal this summer, reports in Spain claim.
Both players enjoyed a very a close relationship during their time together at the Santiago Bernabeu and are currently with the Germany squad ahead of their World Cup quarter-final clash with France.
Real Madrid signed Khedira for around £12m in the summer of 2010 following his excellent campaign at the World Cup in South Africa, where Germany reached the semi-finals.
He swiftly became a key player for former boss Jose Mourinho but struggled last season when a serious ligament injury sidelined him for the majority of the campaign.
Although he has proved in the World Cup to be fully recovered the knee injury that derailed his season reports in Spain believe his future will lie away from the Santiago Bernabeu.
Manchester United and Chelsea have been linked with his services in recent times while Mundo Deportivo claims Arsene Wenger is keen to bring him to the Emirates Stadium as a long-term replacement for Mikel Arteta.
According to the Spanish newspaper, Arsenal are set to offer Real Madrid £24m to secure his services while Ozil is taking advantage of the World Cup to convince the 26-year-old to move to north London.
The Champions League winners are also reportedly open to listening to an offer as Khedira's contract is set to expire in 2015 and this summer will be their last chance to recoup a fee for his services.
Furthermore, according to Marca Los Blancos have already completed the signing of Toni Kroos to partner Xabi Alonso and Luka Modric next season – leaving no place for Khedira in the starting line-up.
Alhough Khedira has been a favourite of both Mourinho and Carlo Ancelotti he has never hidden his disappointment concerning how the Spanish press and supporters have treated him and has indicated it could force him to leave.
"I feel insulted by the Spanish press, I will never be one of their favourite sons. I began the season on the bench and once again I've been made a scapegoat. They don't value me, even when I play well. I'm not Spanish, I didn't cost a lot and I'm a disciple of Mourinho," Khedira said.