German Bundesliga outfit Hertha Berlin have reportedly made a breakthrough in their quest to sign Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka who is keen to end his association with the Gunners after that major fallout with the fans during a Premier League clash last year.
According to the report from The Independent, Hertha Berlin have agreed a loan deal Granit Xhaka with the option of a permanent transfer for just £25m.
It was also revealed that Granit Xhaka will only leave Arsenal for Hertha Berlin if new manager Mikel Arteta vetoes the transfer.
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Mikel Arteta will definitely want a replacement in place before letting Granit Xhaka leave the club.
Granit Xhaka raised eyebrows after his name was conspicuously missing from the Arsenal squad for the last Premier League game at home to Chelsea before the club waded into the situation to reveal that the Swiss international player was sick.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta also corroborated that by saying that the former Borussia Moenchengladbach star was in bed for days leading up to the Chelsea game which ended in a 2-1 defeat in the home debut for the new Gunners boss.
Arsenal have been linked with several midfielders in the past weeks as they prepare for life after Xhaka.