Arsenal star Granit Xhaka could think it is the perfect time to leave the club as he is expected to be offered a long-term contract at Bayer Leverkusen, Sky Sports reporter Dharmesh Sheth announced.
The midfielder has been on the Gunners’ books since completing a £35million switch from Borussia Monchengladbach in 2016, but a return to the Bundesliga appears to be on the cards.
According to the Evening Standard, Arsenal and Leverkusen are in advanced talks over a £13million deal which would see Xhaka head to Germany.
The report suggests that Gunners boss, Mikel Arteta is looking to revamp his midfield in the summer, and the Switzerland international is being allowed to leave due to his contractual situation.
Xhaka is due to enter the final 12 months of his £120,000-per-week agreement ahead of next season, meaning Arsenal are running out of time to cash-in.
The 30-year-old has insisted that his future will be decided before his current employers take on Wolverhampton Wanderers on the final day of the season this weekend, but Leverkusen are confident of striking a deal.
Transfer insider Dean Jones recently said that Xhaka’s presence will be sorely missed on the pitch and in the dressing room if his Arsenal career comes to an end this summer.