Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has opened talks with the father of Borussia Monchengladbach star Granit Xhaka as well as his representatives, according to reports from Sport Witness.
Xhaka has been heavily linked with a move away from Borussia Park in recent weeks, with Liverpool also said to be keen on the Switzerland international.
The 23-year-old has often revealed his desire to make a switch to the English top flight, and it seems that the Gunners are pushing hard to bring the anchorman to the Emirates in the summer transfer market.
“I think everybody has a dream,” he said previously.
“Everybody has a childhood dream and that’s my childhood dream. If my dream comes true, it remains to be seen.
“At the moment I cannot say how realistic it is.”
Reports from German publication Bild have claimed that Wenger has spoken to Xhaka’s father Ragip and his agent Andy Gross in order to facilitate a potential move.
The claim added that it would cost Arsenal £34million (€43million) to complete the transfer, with Xhaka eyed as the perfect player to fill the void when veteran trio Mikel Arteta, Tomas Rosicky, and Mathieu Flamini depart this summer.
Xhaka has made 30 appearances in all competitions, scoring three goals.