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Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka close to joining Roma

Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka is close to joining Roma for £15million.

Forza Roma reports the Swiss midfielder is desperate to ditch the Gunners for a link-up with Jose Mourinho.

And after weeks of negotiations, a deal is said to be close.

Mourinho apparently wants Xhaka, 28, to partner Italian Euro 2020 winner Bryan Cristante in a midfield pivot.

Xhaka's transfer to Rome would bring to an end his tumultuous five-year stay at the Emirates.


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