Report: PSG want Arsenal star Granit Xhaka
Mauricio Pochettino could look to sign Granit Xhaka this summer, with Il Romanista reporting that PSG have joined the race to sign the Arsenal star.
Xhaka is currently receiving a lot of plaudits after an outstanding display with Switzerland at Euro 2020. He was integral in helping his country stun France in their last 16 tie.
For Arsenal, the biggest positive from his display is that his value has surely increased, as it seems more than likely that he will be leaving this summer.
As reported by Il Romanista, Arsenal are in talks with Roma over a move for the 28-year-old.
And while Xhaka has apparently agreed a five-year deal in the Italian capital, discussions continue over a fee.
Roma reportedly want to pay no more than £12.9 million for the midfielder. Arsenal meanwhile, want more than £17.2 million.
Xhaka is clearly keen on joining Jose Mourinho’s side. But it appears that others are monitoring the situation.
It was claimed that Juventus are keen. And now, Il Romanista has reported that PSG are also in the race.
Could Granit Xhaka leave Arsenal to link up with Pochettino at PSG?
Of course, it will not escape the attention of Arsenal supporters that two of the managers chasing Xhaka have links with their bitter rivals.
Like Mourinho, Pochettino is a former Spurs boss. So it is interesting that he could now try and take him to Parc des Princes.
Arsenal’s priority will obviously be to get the best fee possible for Xhaka. So they may welcome the increased interest – particularly with clubs of PSG’s and Juve’s size interested.