Arsenal close to making Bundesliga star their first summer signing in £34m deal

first_imgArsenal have slapped in a £34m bid for Borussia Monchengladbach captain Granit Xhaka, claim reports in Germany.Arsene Wenger is expected to splash the cash this summer following a disappointing season and has made midfielder Xhaka his first target.REACTION: ‘He’s the player we’ve missed for years!’ Gooners on rumoured Granit Xhaka dealThe Gunners have been heavily linked with the Switzerland international since January and have now firmed up their interest by stumping up a mega offer.Xhaka is understood to be keen on a switch to the Premier League and Arsenal’s offer, according to Rheinische Post, will be enough to persuade Monchengladbach to sell.The 23-year-old has been a pivotal figure for the Bundesliga club since he joined from Basel in 2012, and is on the verge of helping the club secure back-to-back qualifications for the Champions League. Granit Xhaka in action for Borussia Monchengladbach 1last_img

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