Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka has been a firm target for AS Roma this summer.

On Tuesday, various reports from Italy stated the Serie A side are optimistic of concluding the deal, even though they don’t have a definitive agreement with the Gunners.

Il Tempo explained the 28-year-old is ‘one step away’ from sealing an exit from the Emirates.

Claims made yesterday are backed up by, who say José Mourinho’s new side are ‘getting closer and closer’ to acquiring the Switzerland international’s services.

There’s a very good chance for the Arsenal player to be Mourinho’s first signing at the Italian capital club.

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It’s claimed Xhaka is in constant contact with the former Chelsea manager, and has ‘already given his word’ to the Portuguese tactician.

Precisely for this reason, the former Borussia Mönchengladbach man has turned down an offer made by another unknown Serie A side.

Even though explain Roma are ‘getting closer and closer’ to signing Mikel Arteta’s man, they provide no fresh update on how the negotiations between the two clubs are progressing.