Khedira gives strong hint of Real exit

Sami Khedira looks set to leave Real Madrid at the end of the season after five years with the European champions.

Sami Khedira's Real Madrid career appears to be nearing an end after the Germany international stated "it will be hard to leave this club".

Khedira is out of contract at the end of the season and has long been linked with a move away from the Santiago Bernabeu.

Arsenal and Schalke are among several clubs reportedly keen to sign the 27-year-old midfielder and they will have been encouraged by his latest comments regarding his future.

He told Marca: "I love Real Madrid, it will be hard to leave this club.

"I will give everything for this shirt until the last day of my contract, there should be no doubt about that."

The World Cup winner, who joined the European champions from Stuttgart back in 2010, has started only seven games for Carlo Ancelotti's side this season due to a combination of injuries and being out of favour.