Swiss midfield star Granit Xhaka is reportedly ‘edging nearer’ to signing for Serie A giants AS Roma from Arsenal.
Jose Mourinho has made Xhaka considered one of his prime targets this summer season with talks already underway between the 2 golf equipment with Arsenal believed to be demanding £21.5million for the 28-year-old.
However Roma solely need to pay £10m to land him.
Nonetheless, Soccer.London reporter Chris Wheatley claims the deal is now ‘edging nearer’ to being accomplished.
Xhaka has been a significant a part of Arsenal supervisor Mikel Arteta’s reign, enjoying as a central associate for Thomas Partey and likewise as a makeshift left-back.
In line with SunSport final month, Gunners employees have been involved that the skilled midfielder would push for a switch away.
Arsenal completed the season in eighth that means the Emirates outfit shall be with out European soccer for the primary time in over twenty years.
Former Tottenham boss Mourinho is a fan and has already begun talks to convey the Swiss worldwide with him to Roma.
The Particular One has made no secret of his admiration for Xhaka prior to now.
Talking again in 2019, Mourinho stated: “Xhaka is the primary man in your entire Arsenal midfield, you possibly can’t see it until I lend you considered one of my eyes.
“With out him, Arsenal is misplaced. He’s a pacesetter. Bear in mind, errors are made by people.”
A return to the Bundesliga, the place Xhaka spent 4 years at Borussia Monchengladbach, has additionally been mooted.