Arsenal rejects Roma’s opening bid for Xhaka

AS Roma is serious about their bid to make Arsenal midfielder, Granit Xhaka, a summer signing for Jose Mourinho.

Mourinho is targeting the Swiss midfielder having been impressed by his performances while managing in the Premier League.

Xhaka was on the brink of leaving Arsenal some 18 months ago before Mikel Arteta became their manager.

The Spaniard convinced him to stay and he has been an important member of their squad since then.

Arsenal continues to rebuild and it seems everyone has a price in their squad at the moment.

Despite his importance to the team, the Gunners have valued him at 20m euros as they look to bolster their own transfer kitty.

Gazzetta.it reports that they have rejected an opening offer from Roma for the midfielder.

The report says the Italians offered 13m euros plus bonuses, but Arsenal turned it down and has told them it would cost them 20m euros to get his signature transferred to them.

The report also adds that they expect the Italians to return with a better offer and they could add Amadou Diawara in their bid to land him.

Selling Xhaka means Arsenal will add a new central midfielder to their team and that could see them make a move for Brighton’s Yves Bissouma.

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16 Comments

  1. Adajim says:

    This is serious. An established first team player like a xhaka should not be sold lesser than 20m , let’s forget the fact that arsenal fans call him names even an older Giroud was sold for more

  2. Obajaye rotimi says:

    Why must we sell him?

  3. The-Real-Vieira-Lynn-4ever says:

    For the love of God Roma, please come back with a second transfer bid…if you find yourself short on cake don’t hesitate to give me a ring

    1. John Ibrahim says:

      pretty sure you can afford to pay for the clubs signings

      200m Haaland

      150m Mbappe

      100m Zaha

      100m Grealish

      50m Varane

      600m should be pocket change for you

      Please spend some money and save the club

  4. Lugdush says:

    Mane it £20 mm, at least…we are allways sellling cheap and buying over the ods…ir should be on the other side, like Leicester, but ir demands to ve quick and smart and arsenal has shown they arent…it would ve demential if we sell xhaka for €20 mm and get max aarons for £35mm

  5. Joe Allysons says:

    I think there should be two determinants for a sale

    1. They need to offer properly over 20m . 25 maybe 28 in my view. It’s not like we are desperate to sell so we should be convinced.

    2. We need to sign a replacement. I’m not of the popular view that Bissouma fits this bill. Bissouma is more of a Partey type midfielder. The issue with having two of those in any midfield , is when you come up against a team where patience is paramount , they tend to be liabilities. Two of those work when you’re comfortable letting your opponent come onto you then hitting on the brake. We will need someone who can pass with patience like Xhaka does.I want an upgrade on Xhaka, but if we can’t find one, we should keep him.

    Over to you Roma

    1. Davi says:

      Can’t argue with the reasoning, wouldn’t be shocked to see buendia playing in Xhakas role eventually, if he signs

    2. MartinelliTheBench says:

      We should be desperate to sell him. The longer we keep Xhaka the longer we’ll be slow through the midfield, you’veseen what our attackhas becomebecauseof slow play and sidewayspassing. Or do you think our players are playing well and at a good speed?

      No one wants to sign for us because they know they’ll sit bench for MAs favourite.

  6. The-Real-Vieira-Lynn-4ever says:

    The only players worthy of acquiring from Roma, considering our present needs, would be Pellegrini, who’s entering the final year of his contract, or Zaniola, who has a massive upside, so much so that he might be untouchable…obviously they wouldn’t take Xhaka straight-up for either of these players, as they both have twice the current market value, but if we could offer up the Swiss sloth and 15+M, it would be well worth it for either player…prefer Pellegrini as he’s more established and their current captain…that said, they likely wouldn’t part with either…you just never know though, especially with a managerial change…I definitely don’t want Diawara coming to North London

  7. Joe. S says:

    Can only confer with those pleading for Roma to get the deal done. It’s time for Arsenal to put the Xhaka era behind them and move forward.

  8. Jasa says:

    is Bissouma that good? is he the right replacement for Xhaka?

  9. Prof.Wenger says:

    No one will talk about the fact that we faced Chelsea a few years ago in the EL final and today they won CL while we couldn’t even reach anything?

    1. Sue says:

      I’ve mentioned it!

  10. God of arsenal says:

    Did you know how much chelsea spent

  11. Malesela Mr Chen Segodi says:

    😂😂🤣🤣by hook by croock he must leave Arsenal!!!!

  12. gizzle says:

    The fact that Wenger signed Xhaka ahead of Kante speaks volumes ,Our recruitment will continually disappoint.

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