Reports from Germany say that Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has opened talks with representatives of Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Granit Xhaka, with the Gunners looking to strengthen a number of areas over the summer.
Bild claim that the Premier League side looks set to shell out a sum in the region of £33.8m for the midfielder, and could double his salary to around £100,000 per week to bring him from the Bundesliga to England.
The 23-year-old is a rising star in Germany, and was heavily linked with more than one English club over the course of the January transfer window. It's not thought that any teams made concrete moves then, but the chance for Champions League football is expected to convince him to leave this summer.
He said recently: "Everybody has a childhood dream, and for me it is England.
He also said that he would leave his future in the hands of his agent and his club, saying: "I don't know if it will become an issue. It's not up to me, but my club.
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