According to Swiss outlet RSI, AC Milan are interested in signing Granit Xhaka in January.
It’s widely assumed that Arsenal will look to sell the Switzerland midfielder when the transfer window opens even though he has said in a recent interview that he’ll work hard to get back in Unai Emery’s starting lineup.
The 27-year-old hasn’t played for the Gunners since he reacted badly to the Emirates crowd jeering him off the pitch in the 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace. He has also been stripped of the club captaincy.
While it may sound a little far-fetched, given the dust on the above situation has barely settled, but the report claims Xhaka is already house-hunting in Milan ahead of a deal with the Rossoneri. Who is driving the deal? Well, none other than Ivan Gazidis.
Our former CEO already earned us a nice sell-on bonus in the summer by buying Ismael Bennacer from Empoli and now he’s prepping his chequebook again. To be fair, it’s about time he started repaying some of those hefty wages we sent his way.
AC Milan are currently 14th in Serie A and sacked new manager Marco Giampaolo after just three and a half months (Gazidis obviously has a taste for regime change). Stefano Pioli took over last month.
Xhaka has also been linked with Newcastle United in recent days and in the summer was tipped to join Inter Milan.