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Newcastle to move for Arsenal outcast Granit Xhaka

Newcastle United are set to move for Arsenal outcast Granit Xhaka in January.

The Swiss star, 27, was stripped of the captaincy earlier this month after swearing at fans after they booed him against Crystal Palace.

The Sun says Newcastle are hoping to take advantage of the situation with an audacious January swoop as they look to solidify their place in the Premier League.

Steve Bruce has already admitted he needs more running and steel in his midfield - and adding the experienced Xhaka would go a long way to helping in those areas.

However, the Toon may be scuppered due to Xhaka's wage demands - with the midfielder currently earning £130,000-a-week.

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