Arsenal are in talks with Granit Xhaka over a two-year contract extension with his brother hopeful the midfielder will then return to FC Basel to join him.

Taulant Xhaka and Granit Xhaka
LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 28: Granit Xhaka of Arsenal and Taulant Xhaka of Basel speak at the end of the UEFA Champions League group A match between Arsenal FC and FC Basel 1893 at the Emirates Stadium on September 28, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

Arsenal are reportedly in discussions with midfielder Granit Xhaka over a new contract/two-year contract extension.

The Swiss international has a deal with the Gunners until 2024 with an option to extend to 2025, but both parties are keen to agree on a new deal.

If he was to sign a two-year extension, that would take him to 2026 when he would be 32 and his brother hopes he will then return to Switzerland to join him at FC Basel.

Speaking recently, Taulant Xhaka expressed his desire to convince Granit to return home to play alongside him at Basel, a subject they talk about regularly, with Granit reportedly keen on the idea.

“We often talk about it,” Taulant told Blick.

“He is tied to Arsenal until 2024, maybe he will extend for another year. But then it would be possible, but he would have to come in 2026 at the latest.

“He also wants to play for the FCB again, together with me. Even if it’s only for ten minutes: I’ll do everything for that.”

The reason Taulant says that Xhaka would need to arrive by 2026 is that the older Xhaka’s own contract expires in 2027.