In 2016, Arsenal and Borussia Mönchengladbach agreed a £40.5m fee for Granit Xhaka and since then, he has been a regular inclusion in his side’s starting XI under Arsene Wenger and his successor Unai Emery.
Before the start of the season, the midfielder committed his future to the Gunners by signing a new five-year deal, but that hasn’t stopped him being ‘constantly followed’ by Inter Milan scouts.
According to Calciomercato, and after similar claims from Corriere dello Sport today, Inter have set their sights on the Switzerland international as they look to strengthen their midfield in the next transfer window.
After failing to land Real Madrid’s Luka Modric last summer, the Nerrazzurri have set their sights on Barcelona’s Ivan Rakitic.
In addition to him, the Serie A outfit are planning to bring in a second midfielder, which is why Xhaka’s name has emerged ‘in recent hours’.
Even though there are ‘many difficulties’ for Inter to secure Xhaka’s services, the Italian website claims, if there is a possibility to sign him, it would be done.
Calciomercato claim Cagliari’s Nicolò Barella and Tanguy Ndombele of Lyon are other midfield targets for Inter.