Granit Xhaka to Arsenal: Arsene Wenger 'held talks' with £33m Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder's agent

The 23-year-old Swiss international is contracted with Monchengladbach until 2019

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has already talks with Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Granit Xhaka, according to reports.

German newspaper Bild have reported that Wenger has had a meeting with Xhaka's father and the player's agent.

The 23-year-old Xhaka is under contract with Monchengladbach until 2019, but he has spoken about his desire to play in the Premier League in the past.

Speaking to Sky Sports in Germany last month, Xhaka fuelled speculation of a move to England's top flight, saying it would be his “dream.”

“I think everybody has a dream,” he said.

“Everybody has a childhood dream and that’s my childhood dream. If my dream comes true, it remains to be seen.

“At the moment I cannot say how realistic it is.”

The report adds that the Switzerland international will set the Gunners back €43m (£33m).

Xhaka has made 15 appearances in the Bundesliga this season for Monchengladbach, scoring three goals.