World Cup winner admits he ‘would never say no’ to working with Mourinho

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Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira has admitted that he has always dreamed of playing in the Premier League and has opened the door for a potential reunion with Jose Mourinho at Tottenham Hotspur.

Reports have indicated that Tottenham could be in the market for a defensive midfielder during the January transfer window, with the likes of Inter Milan’s Marcelo Brozovic (Calcio Mercato) and Leeds United’s Kalvin Phillips (Daily Mirror) being mentioned as potential targets.

Khedira has not been linked with a move to North London but the experienced midfielder’s days in Turin look to be numbered.

He has fallen out of favour at Juventus and is yet to make a single appearance for the Italian champions since the arrival of Andrea Pirlo.

The 33-year-old admitted that he would love to fulfil a childhood dream by joining a Premier League club.

He told Sky Sports: “When I was a child it was always a big dream of mine to be a Premier League player.

“I am really happy and satisfied with my career but one thing is still missing because I always had this dream and it has never come true… to be a part of the Premier League.

“If it is possible it will for sure be a really big dream [come true] and honour to be a part of the Premier League.”

The World Cup winner also issued a come-and-get-me plea to Mourinho and Carlo Ancelotti, who both managed him during their time at Real Madrid.

Khedira added: “I really enjoyed working with Jose Mourinho but there are many coaches who I would like to work with.

“I would never say no again to Jose Mourinho but it is not the only guy who I would say I would like to work with again.

“There are many coaches, even in the Premier League that I respect a lot. Ancelotti is doing a great job at the moment and is a great personality.”

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