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Xhaka to be offered new contract

Granit Xhaka is to be offered a new contract by Arsenal.

The Swiss international captain had seemed on the verge of joining Roma, and had already agreed personal terms with the Serie A club.

However, they refused to meet Arsenal’s valuation of the player and, despite weeks of negotiation no agreement between the two clubs could be reached.

And now Xhaka, who still has two years left on his current deal in North London, has returned to training with the Gunners.

Th decision to offer a new contact to a player who was half out of the door seems strange but it is being done in part to protect his value. Too often in the past few years, players have been allowed to run down their contracts at the Emirates and leave for free, costing the club millions in lost transfer fees.

And it may also be a negotiating tactic -a lever to get Roam to increase their bid whilst there is still time.

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