Roma are in advanced negotiations with Arsenal for the switch of midfielder Granit Xhaka.
The Serie A membership are thought to be shut to Arsenal’s valuation – believed to be in the region of £21.5m (€25m) – however have but to agree a price.
Private phrases between the Switzerland captain and Roma aren’t anticipated to be an issue.
Xhaka was requested by new Roma boss Jose Mourinho, who was named as Paulo Fonseca’s replacement in Could.
The ex-Tottenham boss is known to be an admirer of the Switzerland worldwide and stated of Xhaka two years in the past: “He’s crucial man in the complete Arsenal midfield. He is a real chief.”
Xhaka joined Arsenal from Borussia Monchengladbach in 2016 for a price in the area of £30m.
He made 31 Premier League appearances in the course of the 2020/21 season, scoring as soon as, and has featured over 160 instances in the league since his arrival 5 years in the past.
The 28-year-old got here shut to leaving the Emirates Stadium in January 2020, amid reported interest from Hertha Berlin, however opted to keep in north London on that event.
Arsenal present curiosity in Neves and White
Arsenal technical director Edu and supervisor Mikel Arteta are working exhausting on potential arrivals and Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves is somebody they’re in.
The Gunners are additionally one in all quite a lot of golf equipment in Brighton and England defender Ben White, whereas in addition they haven’t dominated out signing Brighton keeper Mat Ryan on a everlasting deal following his mortgage spell on the Emirates final season.
Ryan might want assurances of recreation time earlier than committing to a transfer.
Arsenal additionally stay in contact with Actual Madrid over Martin Odegaard. The Norway worldwide was on mortgage on the Emirates for the second half of final season with the Gunners wanting into the potential for signing him on a everlasting deal regardless of the participant’s valuation remaining a possible impediment.
Lacazette, Nketiah, Nelson fates to be determined
The futures of Alexandre Lacazette, Eddie Nketiah, Sead Kolasinac and Reiss Nelson will likely be determined in the approaching weeks with all 4 gamers coming into the ultimate 12 months of their contracts.
Different gamers Arsenal could think about gives for to fund their very own targets this summer time are Joe Willock, Bernd Leno, Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Hector Bellerin.
Willock has been linked with a transfer to Newcastle following a extremely profitable mortgage spell in the course of the second half of final season.
Midfielders Matteo Guendouzi and Lucas Torreira went on mortgage final season and Arsenal will look to promote each gamers this summer time.