Gladbach confirm bid for Arsenal target Xhaka

VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach have confirmed that a transfer bid has been made for Granit Xhaka.

The midfielder has been heavily linked with a move to the Gunners, but Mönchengladbach did not confirm which club made the bid for the 23-year-old.

While the unnamed club have made their interest in the Swiss international known, Mönchengladbach made it clear that an agreement is far from being reached.

“Sporting director Max Eberl has confirmed that there has been a specific offer for the Swiss midfielder,” a statement posted on Bundesliga club’s official website said. “An agreement with the interested club is still pending, however.”

Earlier this week, Xhaka told Bild that he is aiming to resolve his future before the start of Euro 2016, which begins on June 10 in France. During the interview, he hinted that he would leaving Mönchengladbach, adding further to the speculation that he would be heading to north London.

“There will be regular talks now and a final decision will be made before Euro 2016,” he said. “I started my Borussia career in the DFB-Pokal against Darmstadt. I then had four wonderful years here. And now I played what could have been my last game for Gladbach against Darmstadt, too. The circle has been closed.”