Reports are out claiming that Real Madrid remain hopeful of selling Sami Khedira this month.
Sport says the Germany international refuses to consider new contract talks and his deal will expire next summer.
Arsenal and Chelsea have made contact with Real for Khedira, but been frightened off by their €25 million valuation.
With Khedira free to commit to a pre-contract with a foreign club from January 1, Real are under the pressure to slash their asking price.
Real coach Carlo Ancelotti is prepared to lose the World Cup winner, as he sees Asier Illarramendi as the German’s readymade replacement.