Bayer Leverkusen announced today that Cristoph Kramer has signed a two-year extension with them. The German midfielder was reported to be a Real Madrid target for this winter transfer window, and even Carlo Ancelotti stated that he likes the way Kramer plays, so this move might change Real's approach towards the January transfer market.
With Luka Modric's recovery going better than initially expected, Real Madrid could wait until next summer before making a move. If that's the case, Sami Khedira would end the season in the Spanish capital and then leave as a free agent, although he publicly said that he wants to stay with Real Madrid too.
Kramer is spending the 2014-2015 season with Borussia Mönchedgladbach, but he will be back with Leverkusen next season, according to his own words. While further details about this contract -- like buyout clauses -- have not been reported, Kramer would be a good replacement for Sami Khedira, so this new contract might not completely dissuade Real Madrid from trying to sign the German midfielder.