RP Online, the online arm of Rheinische Post – a major German regional daily newspaper – are reporting this evening that Arsenal have made an official bid of €43m for Granit Xhaka.
Speculation about the future of the Swiss international has been rife over the last few weeks, with North London mooted as his destination this summer.
The paper, based in the same region as Borussia Monchengladbach, say an agreement between the two clubs is imminent. The bid is subject to bonuses for appearances and achievements.
Of course until a transfer is fully completed you can never be 100% sure, but it seems there’s an awful lot of smoke around this. And with the Gunners set to lose Mikel Arteta, Mathieu Flamini and Tomas Rosicky from midfield, it’s an area that does need to be strengthened.
It seems clear there’s something to this one, making this a very solid 2 on the Poo-o-meter. Always leave room for one more poo, just in case.