Granit Xhaka has spoken out on his Arsenal future amid reports that he is set to join Roma within the coming days.
The 28-year-old is currently away on international duty with Switzerland, where he is set to captain his country in the Euro 2020 opener against Wales on Saturday.
However, football.london understands that despite his commitments with his national team, he will soon be making a move to join Jose Mourinho‘s new side for a fee in the region of €18-20million (£16m).
And now the former Gunners skipper has broken his silence on speculation over where he will be playing his football next season.
“There are always rumours as soon as the transfer market opens but I don’t want to talk about my future,” he told a press conference ahead of Switzerland’s match against Wales.
“I want to keep that until the end of the tournament and what happens afterwards you will then get to know about it.
“Everything else doesn’t distract me. I’m fit and motivated and I’m looking forward to doing a lot of things.
“This tournament is very important to the team and to Switzerland and we want to show it with good performances here.”
The 28-year-old has had arguably his best season in an Arsenal shirt but still looks likely to move on this summer as Mikel Arteta seeks to overhaul his squad.
The summer window is officially open, and it’s going to be tough to keep up with the comings and goings in and out of the Emirates.
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The Gunners failed to qualify for European football for the first time in 25 years last campaign, and Arteta promised that he and Edu will be “ruthless” in the transfer market this summer as they seek to get the team back up the Premier League table.
football.london understands that Arsenal are also keeping tabs on Yves Bissouma of Brighton, while Anderlecht’s Albert Sambi Lokonga is another who has been mentioned as Arteta seeks to find the ideal partner for Thomas Partey.