Granit Xhaka’s new Arsenal deal gives Manchester United a boost in the transfer market.
Granit Xhaka appeared to be on his way out of Arsenal for Roma, but the Swiss international has now signed a new contract with the Gunners.
Granit Xhaka has signed a new deal with Arsenal, giving Manchester United a big boost in their search for a new midfielder. In the background of talks with Roma over the transfer of Xhaka, the Gunners were building up a prospective move for Wolves’ Ruben Neves, but Edu is anticipated to put an end to the club’s interest in the 24-year-old.
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Before the European Championships, Xhaka seemed set to join former Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho at the Stadio Olimpico in Italy.
In the background of the tournament, negotiations continued, and Xhaka stated in a post-match interview that Arsenal “understood what he wanted to accomplish.”
However, Roma were unable to reach an agreement with Arsenal, who refused to lower their asking price.
After the Serie A club’s interest waned, Arsenal proceeded to give Xhaka a new long-term contract, which he accepted earlier this week.
With Xhaka’s new contract, United now has a strong lead over Neves in the race to sign the Portuguese international.
The Red Devils are reportedly interested, but will wait to see what happens with Paul Pogba’s future.
United are set to move the Frenchman in the final year of his contract if they receive a good offer.
If Pogba were to leave the club, he would need to be replaced before the end of the summer window, with Paris Saint-Germain rumored to be interested.
Neves has experience in the Premier League and can handle almost any task in the engine room.
Wolves are thought to be interested in selling if they receive a bid of around £35 million.
After four years at Molineux, Neves is looking for a new challenge, one that includes regular Champions League action.
United has a number of potential targets on its shortlist, but the future of Pogba is at the center of everything else.
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