Date: 30th July 2021 at 6:15pm
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Despite seemingly being on the verge of a move to Roma, could yet remain at and the Gunners are preparing to offer him a contract extension.

According to The Athletic, Roma are yet to meet the club’s asking price for Xhaka, despite him being high on new coach Jose Mourinho’s wishlist, and the faltering negotiations have prompted to consider offering him a new deal.

Whilst had been keen to cash in the captain, it is believed that they are warming to the idea of retaining him as they invest heavily in other areas of the team.

Midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga has arrived from Anderlecht, and international Ben White is also on the verge of a switch to the Emirates Stadium from Brighton, whilst they retain an interest in star Manuel Locatelli.

With further business expected, are now ready to extend Xhaka’s contract rather than offload him and begin a more costly search for a replacement.

Meanwhile, La suggest that the North London club were holding out for €23 million, yet Roma were unwilling to go above €15m plus bonuses.