Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira insists he will ‘certainly not’ leave in January, although he is eyeing the Premier League and ‘never lost contact’ with Carlo Ancelotti and Jose Mourinho.
The veteran has been frozen out of the Bianconeri squad this season, but his contract runs to June 2021 and he continues to be one of the highest earners at the club.
“If you can’t give your all during the game, you try to do it in training or off the field,” Khedira told German channel ZDF.
“When I leave, I want the Juve fans to remember me as a great player. The current situation is not because of Andrea Pirlo, and I am not angry about it. I understand the way he wants to play football.
“A January exit will certainly not happen. I aim to respect my contract to the summer of 2021.”
Despite this, Juventus are eager to sell him in January to a Premier League club, with Everton and Tottenham Hotspur heavily-linked.
“If the opportunity arises, the Premier League could be an option. I am a big fan of the Premier League. There is dialogue with Ancelotti and Mourinho, as we never really lost contact after our time together at Real Madrid.”