Arsenal to sign Granit Xhaka by July 1
Arsenal will complete the signing of Borussia Monchengladbach by July 1, according to the Mail on Sunday.
The Gunners have been strongly linked with the Switzerland international in recent weeks and today’s report claims a deal is now close.
Xhaka, aged 23, is said to be on the verge of agreeing his move to the Emirates Stadium, though the two clubs are yet to agree upon a fee.
Arsenal value the midfield anchorman at around £20m, while Borussia are holding out for £30m.
But there is reportedly an acceptance at the Bundesliga club that a compromise will be negotiated and that Xhaka’s move will go through.
Indeed all parties are said to expect Xhaka to become an Arsenal player soon after the end of the season.
At the latest, official confirmation of the former Basel man’s transfer move to the Gunners will be delayed until July 1 when the German summer transfer window officially opens, the article claims.