Despite Mikel Arteta insisting he’s a big fan of Granit Xhaka, rumours around the midfielder’s future haven’t stopped.
The Swiss international has had a very rocky season at Arsenal, being named as captain under Unai Emery, before the same manager stripped him of that job after a confrontation with supporters.
Arteta has tried his best to calm the situation, yet there’s been repeat reports, several from the Swiss media, making it clear Xhaka’s camp are considering an exit from Arsenal this month.
Now Bild has what is presented as an update.
On Wednesday afternoon they report the Gunners are asking for a €30m fee for their player. Hertha Berlin, the most interested club, are discussing things around the €25m mark.
However, it’s stated that even if €30m is reached, Arsenal have another condition… they want to bring in a replacement first.
Bild believe that man could be Adrien Rabiot, and they report, according to their own information, that Xhaka’s representatives are pushing for a decision because the player ‘absolutely wants to go to Berlin’.