Real Madrid: Sami Khedira to stay at the Bernabeu - Ancelotti

Sami Khedira
Khedira had been linked with Arsenal, among other clubs

Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira will stay at the Bernabeu this season, according to coach Carlo Ancelotti.

The German World Cup winner, 27, has been linked with moves to Arsenal or Bayern Munichexternal-link after Ancelotti said he had rejected a new contract.

"The issue with Khedira has also been resolved. He's staying and we're happy that's the case," said the Italian.

Ancelotti also revealed winger Angel Di Maria, 26, has said goodbye ahead of a mooted move to Manchester United.

European champions Real have already signed Colombian playmaker James Rodriguez, for a fee that could reach £71m, and German midfielder Toni Kroos from Bayern Munich.

Real open their La Liga campaign at home to newly-promoted Cordoba on Monday, with live text commentary on the BBC Sport website.

Sami Khedira
Khedira, who helped Real Madrid win the Champions League last term, has played 51 times for Germany