- Roma's Jose Mourinho is known to be a strong admirer of Granit Xhaka and he is keen to have him within his ranks
- Arsenal holding out for a transfer fee in the region of £17m for the midfielder, a valuation Roma are yet to meet
- On his part, Xhaka has made it clear he has a desire of joining the Italian giants before the start of next season
- The midfielder is currently on international duty with Switzerland who he helped reach the quarter-finals of Euros
Granit Xhaka has once again plunged his future at Arsenal into doubt amid reports he is keen to join AS Roma this summer.
Xhaka has been in spectacular shape for Switzerland in the Euro 2020, delivering a man-of-the-match performance against France to send his country to the quarterfinals of the tournament.
However, Metro UK reports the midfielder is waiting to know the fate of his future to be resolved with the Gunners in talks with Roma over a potential deal.
The Swiss star is believed to have already agreed personal terms with the Italian giants, but a fee for his transfer is yet to be settled with Arsenal holding out for a transfer fee in the region of £17m.
Xhaka has already made clear his desire to leave the Emirates this summer, admitting he would be open to switching to Roma before the start of the new season.
While appearing to delve into a potential move to Roma, Xhaka suggested it is only a matter of wait and see.
"Let’s see what happens, everyone knows what Roma represents," he noted.
"Today I am an Arsenal player, then I’ll decide my future after the Euros," he added.
His sentiments came only days after the Switzerland international claimed Arsenal are well aware of his desire to move to Italy.
"Arsenal know what I want to do… it is very beautiful here [in Rome]," he said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Jose Mourinho is close to making his first signing as Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka has agreed a five-year contract to join Serie A club Roma, Football London, Football 365.
The Swiss midfielder has had discussions with the club and reports claim the deal worth £17million will get over the line any moment.
A £13m offer was initially made to Arsenal but the north London club rejected the fee as discussion have entered its final stage.