Granit Xhaka agrees Roma transfer in move that should pave the way for Arsenal to sign Ruben Neves

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Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka will become Jose Mourinho's first signing at Roma after agreeing a deal with the Serie A side.

The Switzerland international is set to become the first major departure at the Emirates this summer with Corriere dello Sport reporting a fee has been agreed between the two clubs.

Arsenal initially rejected an offer of €15m but an improved bid worth €18m including bonuses has now paved the way for his exit.

Xhaka is expected to sign a four-year deal at the Stadio Olimpico with Arsenal hoping to bring in Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves as his replacement.

The Gunners ready to launch a £35m offer for the Portugal international who has reportedly already told his teammates at Molineux he is keen on the move.

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The report adds there are 'no more doubts' over Xhaka's move to the Italian capital, such is Arsenal's confidence in landing Neves.

Xhaka joined Arsenal in 2016 with Borussia Monchengladach and while he endured a somewhat mixed relationship with supporters, was a first-team regular under Arsene Wenger, Unai Emery and Arteta.

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