Arsenal and AS Roma still haven’t reached a full agreement over a transfer fee for Granit Xhaka, after a third bid was rejected.
John Solano of RomaPress reports that Arsenal and AS Roma remain locked in negotiations for Granit Xhaka, failing to agree a deal ahead of the start of the European Championships.
After almost a month of discussions, the two clubs still have no agreement, with Roma claiming Arsenal have rejected their offer. According to the article, this is the second time Roma have increased their bid and seen it rejected (so it’s their third bid).
Xhaka has a contract agreement with Roma, but the Serie A club don’t intend to raise their offer again. They’re now waiting to see how the situation evolves.
The midfielder himself told the media: “There are always rumours as soon as the transfer market opens but I don’t want to talk about my future.
“I am 100 percent focused here with the national team… what happens afterwards, you will then get to know about it.”
Quotidiano had claimed that the two clubs had a fee agreement, but this now appears not to be the case.
Football.London report that Xhaka would be signing a five-year deal, and that the move is expected to cost in the region of €20m. That’s if they can get it done.