ROMA have reportedly rekindled their interest in signing Granit Xhaka from Arsenal.
Jose Mourinho has wanted to sign the midfielder since he arrived in Italy last year.
Xhaka was also open to a change, but the two clubs could not agree on a fee.
But an agreement could finally be reached this summer, according to Italian outlet La Gazzetta dello Sport.
Mourinho is said to be very impressed with the 29-year-old’s personality and performances this season, so much so that he’s itching for the club to make a bid for the upcoming transfer window.
The only potential issue that could prevent the move is cost.
Arsenal last year demanded a fee of at least £21.5m for Xhaka, while Roma were only willing to pay £10m.
The Italian side are reportedly reluctant to increase their offer due to the Swiss star’s age.
However, the Gunners still have no intention of lowering the price.
Xhaka signed a one-year contract extension last summer, meaning his current contract expires in 2024.
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He has hinted he would be open to a return to Borussia Monchengladbach if the deal expires, but only if he doesn’t move before then.
Arsenal are already eyeing a possible replacement for the summer.
Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves is high on Mikel Arteta’s wish list as he seeks to rebuild his squad.
The Gunners are also interested in signing Benfica forward Darwin Nunez.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/4982717/mourinho-xhaka-arsenal-roma-transfer/ Jose Mourinho is set to return for Granit Xhaka this summer, with the Arsenal midfielder finally set to seal the Roma transfer