NO GOING XHAK
Roma are close to completing a £17million deal for Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka, according to reports.
Securing the Swiss star is a priority of the club’s director of football Tiago Pinto.
Incoming boss Jose Mourinho is eager to bolster Roma’s engine room – and he believes that Xhaka, 28, is just the man for the job.
Arsenal rejected Roma’s initial bid of around £13m for their former captain.
According to Corriere dello Sport, Mourinho’s new side have now upped their bid to £17m and are close to completing a deal.
Personal terms have been agreed with Xhaka, with a deal nearly read to go.