Roma and Arsenal struggling to reach agreement for midfielder

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According to recent reports, Premier League side Arsenal is struggling to reach an agreement with Roma over a possible summer transfer for midfielder Granit Xhaka.

That’s according to a recent report from Il Tempo, who claims Jose Mourinho’s side are prepared to offer the Gunners £15m – five million pounds short of the Londoners’ asking price.

Xhaka, 28, joined Arsenal in 2016 following a £40.5m switch from German side Borussia Monchengladbach.

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Since his arrival in the country’s capital, the industrious midfielder has gone on to feature in 220 matches, in all competitions, directly contributing to 33 goals, along the way.

Despite still having two years left on his contract, recent speculation has suggested the Switzerland international could be offloaded as Mikel Arteta rebuilds his squad ahead of next season.

It has been heavily reported that the 28-year-old has emerged as a transfer target for Mourinho, who is also hoping to turn his new club’s on-field fortunes around.

Il Tempo claim that despite the heavy interest, the Rome club are struggling to meet Arsenal’s transfer valuation and will need to cough up another five million if they’re to finally get a deal across the line.

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  1. If Roma can not meet the asking price is better to keep Xhaka than to sale him cheap after all Xhaka is not a bad player if I have my way I will want Xhaka to stay because all this new players will gain a lot from him it is only Arsenal that sales their players very cheap look at Abraham Chelsea has hold him high if he were an Arsenal player they would have sale him like 10k because they don’t know how to bargain look at Lacazette because Arteta is bent to sale him look at the price he wants to sell him look they way he sold Martinez now tell me if Abraham is better than Lacazette with Lacazette’s body built he can play more five years strongly but Arteta has the mind to buy Williams and gave him 3 years contract at 33 years but Lacazette who has contributed for Arsenal at the age of 30 he wants to sell him while he is paying someone who played for Chelsea his pension at Arsenal Arteta is learning coaching trade with Arsenal too bad I understand he wants to offload those players he played along look at Bellerin it remain Eleny but I know he is next on the line how is Arteta sure that these players he bought will perform without those who have been in Arsenal system all this while I pray may God help us

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