Jose Mourinho will go back in for Granit Xhaka this summer with Arsenal midfielder finally set to seal Roma transfer
ROMA have reportedly reignited their interest in signing Granit Xhaka from Arsenal.
Jose Mourinho has been keen to sign the midfielder since he arrived in Italy last year.
Xhaka was also open to the move, but the two clubs could not agree on a fee.
But, according to Italian outlet La Gazzetta dello Sport, a deal could finally be struck this summer.
Mourinho is said to be very impressed with the 29-year-old's personality and performances this season, so much so that he is eager for the club to make a bid for the upcoming transfer window.
The only potential issue that could prevent the move is the cost.
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Arsenal were demanding a fee of at least £21.5million for Xhaka last year, whilst Roma were only willing to pay £10million.
The Italian side are reportedly reluctant to increase their offer due to the Swiss star's age.
However, the Gunners still have no intention of lowering the price tag.
Xhaka signed a one-year contract extension last summer, meaning that his current deal will expire in 2024.
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He has hinted that he would be open to a return to Borussia Monchengladbach when the deal runs out, but only if he doesn't move on before then.
Arsenal already have a potential replacement lined up for the summer.
Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves is high on Mikel Arteta's wishlist as he looks to rebuild his squad.
The Gunners are also interested in signing Benfica striker Darwin Nunez.
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