Paper Talk: Arsenal bid for Bundesliga midfield star

Date published: Monday 11th April 2016 11:22

Granit Xhaka: Arsenal said to have bid for Borussia Monchengladbach

Granit Xhaka: Arsenal said to have bid for Borussia Monchengladbach

Arsenal are reported to have made an opening bid for their top midfield target for the summer, while Diafra Sakho’s West Ham future is in doubt.


Arsenal have made an offer of around £24million for Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Granit Xhaka, according to the Daily Mirror.

The Gunners have been linked with the Switzerland international for some time and are said to have made an early start to negotiations, though Monchengladbach are apparently holding out for £32million.

Arsene Wenger has made Xhaka a priority target for the summer, with Mathieu Flamini, Tomas Rosicky and Mikel Arteta all set to leave Emirates Stadium, having had the 23-year-old watched more than 30 times this season.


Arsenal and Leicester City are interested in Marseille midfielder Mario Lemina, who is currently on loan at Juventus (Le 10 Sport)

Arsenal are tracking Boca Juniors teenager Rodrigo Bentancur (ESPN FC)

Jose Fonte is trying to persuade Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to return to Southampton (Daily Mirror)

Gokhan Tore fears being priced out of Premier League return with West Ham, with Besiktas looking for £24million (Daily Mirror)

Diafra Sakho’s West Ham future is in doubt after he ruled himself out of Saturday’s 3-3 draw against Arsenal with a sore knee and then failed to show up at the game

Stoke City want to offload Peter Odemwingie, Steve Sidwell and Peter Crouch this summer (Daily Mirror)

Bournemouth are tracking Udinese midfielder Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu (The Sun)

Tyrese Campbell, 16, has put European clubs on red alert after turning down a new deal at Manchester City (The Sun)

Swansea City will make a renewed attempt to lure back Brendan Rodgers as the club edge towards a takeover worth a potential £140million (Daily Telegraph)

Aston Villa will start compiling a shortlist of managerial targets this week, with Nigel Pearson and David Moyes the leading contenders (Daily Telegraph)

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