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Sami Khedira is staying, leaving, staying, leaving, staying, leaving ... staying?

Further tales from the pivot...

Martin Rose

It's been less than a week since Carlo Ancelotti told all who'd listen that Sami Khedira is a Real Madrid player, will be a Real Madrid player (this season), and that's that.  Unfortunately for Uncle Carlo, apparently not many listened because he's back at it again, having to deny rumors about Khedira (and Angel Di Maria) leaving for London, Paris, Munich, or somewhere less desirable.

"Nothing has changed.  They're Real Madrid players.  I just chose other players for the European Super Cup.  Only [Khedira's Germany colleague Toni] Kroos played from among those who arrived back on August 5."

"It [the transfer market] is done.  We're not looking to make any more signings."

-Carlo Ancelotti; source: Mail

Hopefully he put more menacing eyebrow raises behind his statement this time than the last.  Maybe this way people will actually listen and stop reading far too much into Sami Khedira not taking part in the UEFA Super Cup win over Sevilla last Tuesday.  Right, Daily Mirror?

Alternatively, Ancelotti's playing hard-ball and wants to ensure that neither player leaves the club for prices egregiously below their market value.  So then, meet back here, same time, next week for the latest Khedira denials?

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