Roma close in on Xhaka after Arsenal secure Lokonga deal

Roma have moved a step closer to sealing an agreement for Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka, after the Premier League club secured a replacement in Albert Sambi Lokonga. New Giallorossi coach Jose Mourinho made the arrival of a new central midfielder a priority at the Stadio Olimpico and identified Switzerland captain Xhaka, although lengthy negotiations have thus far failed to lead to a deal.