Granit Xhaka has pleaded with Arsenal to accept an offer for him to leave the club and join Roma.
Jose Mourinho is eager to make the Switzerland international his first signing at the Serie A side and while Arsenal are ready to let him go, they are standing firm on their asking price.
The Gunners have already rejected an offer of €15m for the midfielder and are believed to be asking for €20m.
Xhaka has already agreed personal terms with Roma on a four-and-a-half year contract worth €2.5m a season.
And according to Corriere dello Sport, Xhaka has now asked Arsenal to cash in and let him go.
Arsenal hope to bring in Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves to replace Xhaka should that deal go through.
The Gunners are ready to launch a £35m offer for the Portugal international who has reportedly already told his teammates at Molineux he is keen on the move.
Despite Arsenal’s poor campaign, Xhaka enjoyed one of his better seasons in a red shirt as he made 45 appearances in all competitions.
The former Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder however recently aimed a dig at his Gunners’ teammates, admitting he feels bitter over how the 2020-21 campaign ended.
‘Football is a team sport & you’re only as good as your team,’ said Xhaka.
‘Of course, it was a good year for me personally. I’ve always played & performed.
‘But the place at the end of the season is, of course, really bitter & disappointing for us.’
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