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Roma close in on signing Arsenal ace Granit Xhaka

Fri 25 June 2021 | 3:08

Roma are reportedly closing in on signing Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka, for €15m plus performance-related bonuses as part of their rebuild.

The Italian club have been linked with

Xhaka

for a number of weeks, as their incoming manager

Jose Mourinho

is reportedly a keen admirer of the 28-year-old.

Jose Mourinho is eager to make the

Switzerland

international his first signing at

Roma

and while

Arsenal

are willing to let him go, they are standing firm on their asking price.

According to

Calciomercato.com

, the Giallorossi have no intention of raising their bid beyond the €15m but can get close to the €18m asking price with the use of add-ons.

It’s suggested these will be €1m upon his 30th appearance for the club during the 2021-22 season, plus other bonuses activated by the number of goals he scores in Italy and the targets achieved by Roma under Jose Mourinho.

Xhaka has already agreed personal terms with Roma on a four-and-a-half-year contract worth €2.5m a season.

The 28-year-old is impressing with Switzerland at Euro 2020, helping them qualify for the knockout stages, where they will face

France

.


source: SportMob