Granit Xhaka may still leave Arsenal for AS Roma this summer, with talks planned with the Gunners at the end of the current campaign.
Fabrizio Romano tells Caught Offside that as well as the likely transfer additions to Arsenal’s midfield this summer, they may also let players go.
Romano claims that Xhaka remains on Jose Mourinho’s shortlist at AS Roma, and he hasn’t spoken to Arsenal about his future yet. He’s planning to speak with the club at the end of the season, as neither party need the distraction from the top-four race right now.
Back in March, Forza Roma reported that AS Roma would try again at signing Xhaka this summer, with Mourinho repeatedly asking for the Arsenal midfielder as a transfer addition.
Roma took Ainsley Maitland-Niles on loan in the January transfer window, but they aren’t currently expected to return for a permanent move.
Instead, Mourinho is after Xhaka again, having made multiple attempts to sign the midfielder last year.
Having said that, it seems less likely than ever that Arsenal will actually want to let Xhaka leave this summer.
The 29-year-old is finding his best form again in recent weeks, and he’s had a solid season overall – particularly when you factor in the tough start with a harsh red card away to Manchester City and his ligament injury in the North London derby.