Wolverhampton Wanderers may now have to brace for impact, with Arsenal reportedly on the verge of selling Granit Xhaka.
The Gunners have an agreement with AS Roma for the sale of the Switzerland international.
football.london have claimed the player has agreed a five year deal and that the transfer is ‘imminent’.
It’s stated the fee is expected to be around the £17 million mark.
Potentially this is significant for Wolves.
In recent days, there have been reports that Arsenal are keen on Ruben Neves.
The 24-year-old maestro is on Mikel Arteta’s radar according to The Times.
There was then a report from the Telegraph suggesting Wolves are hopeful of securing a £40 million fee amid interest from the Gunners.
The development regarding Xhaka could well mean things are about to get interesting.
Neves would be Xhaka replacement
Arsenal selling Xhaka, 28, means they are highly likely to step up their pursuit of Neves.
The pair are similar players, and Arteta surely sees the Portugal international as a like-for-like replacement.
Arsenal would probably like to get things done quickly.
But with Euro 2020 about to start, it’s quite possible Neves could remain a Wolves player for at least a few more weeks.