AS Roma are closing in on the signing of Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka. The deal is set to around €20m plus €5m in performance related add-ons.

The Swiss international joined Arsenal from Borussia Mönchengladbach in May 2016 for a fee in the region of £30m.

His time in North London has elicited mixed reactions from the fans. A classic example of a player loved and loathed in equal measure.

The Swiss captain is set to link up with former Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho in the Italian capital.

Xhaka is set to be the first of many to depart the Emirates this summer as the Gunners look to raise funds for a squad overhaul.

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