Carlo Ancelotti has held talks with the Madrid hierarchy with summer spending plans on the agenda - and it is understood that Khedira, along with legendary goalkeeper Iker Casillas and Angel di Maria are heading towards the exit door.

Casillas lost his place under Jose Mourinho and has since struggled to win it back under Ancelotti, with Arsenal rumoured to be watching the situation develop.

United, meanwhile, failed with a last-ditch attempt to sign central midfielder Khedira in the summer transfer window.

Argentina international winger Di Maria has also been a United target in the past and Tottenham have also tracked him too.

The big names are at risk of departing as Ancelotti and Madrid are eager to reinvigorate their squad ahead of a busy summer of arrivals.

Gareth Bale's world-record £86m move to the Bernabeu is seen as the start of a new era at the nine-times European Cup winners and Ancelotti has been told he will have to let more players go to fund the next stage of the club's development.

United will be interested in Khedira's situation considering Moyes' attempts to sign the Germany international in the summer and his ongoing eagerness to sign a central midfielder.