GRANIT XHAKA’S move to Roma could be in peril as Arsenal and the Serie A giants are struggling to agree on a fee.
Xhaka has been linked with an exit from the Emirates during the summer transfer window with the Giallorossi desperate to sign him.
Arsenal star Granit Xhaka has been linked with a move to RomaCredit: Rex
According to La Stampa, though, ‘everything has stopped’ because the Italian outfit isn’t matching the Gunners’ valuation.
The north Londoners want €20million (£17m) for the midfielder but Roma have yet to meet their demands.
The Switzerland international is desperate to move to the Olimpico but Arsenal are standing firm on their asking price.
So much so that the 28-year-old is willing to give up his bonuses with the Premier League outfit.
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Personal terms between Xhaka and Roma have reportedly been agreed but the two clubs have hit a snag.
The Swiss ace offered a cryptic response when questioned on his Arsenal future.
Xhaka recently said: “Arsenal know what I want to do… it is very beautiful here [in Rome].”
New Roma boss Jose Mourinho is a big fan of the Swiss ace and has sung his praises in the past when he was in charge of Manchester United and Tottenham.
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Mourinho previously said: “Granit Xhaka is the main man in the entire Arsenal midfield, you can’t see it unless I lend you one of my eyes.
“Without him, Arsenal is lost. He is a leader. Remember, mistakes are made by humans.”
Xhaka joined Arsenal from Borussia Monchengladbach in 2016 and amassed a total of 13 goals and 20 assists in 220 appearances across all competitions.
The former Basel star stood out in Euro 2020 but the Gunners are looking to offload some players in order to raise funds after missing out on Europe for the first time in 25 years.
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