Arsenal are set to gift Borussia Monchengladbach Granit Xhaka as part of a deal to bring Denis Zakaria to the club (Mirror).
The 22-year-old midfielder has recently been linked with a potential move to Tottenham Hotspur following a report by German news outlet SportBild.
The Swiss international is in high demand at the moment after a series of impressive performances for club and country.
Spurs could be on the lookout for a new defensive midfielder after Victor Wanyama was heavily linked with a move away from North London during the summer (BBC) while Eric Dier has struggled with a lingering illness (The Guardian).
Arsenal are ready to rival their near neighbours with a move which would take Xhaka to the Bundesliga and would see them having the first refusal on Zakira come next summer.
Xhaka has not played for the Gunners since his reaction to boos and jeers when he was substituted in the Premier League match against Crystal Palace last month.
Have something to tell us about this article?