Arsenal transfer news: Gunners 'bid £24m' for Granit Xhaka but Borussia Monchengladbach want £32m

James Orr
Monday 11 April 2016 09:44
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Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Granit Xhaka
Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Granit Xhaka

Arsenal have made an opening offer of £24m for Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Granit Xhaka, according to reports.

The Mirror have reported that the Gunners have opened the bidding for the 23-year-old, but the Bundesliga side are holding out for £34m.

It was reported last month that Arsenal had held talks with Xhaka's father and the player's agent.

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.”

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

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