Arsenal star Granit Xhaka laughs when asked if he wants to do interview in Italian as he closes in on Roma transfer

GRANIT XHAKA hinted at his potential move to Roma in the aftermath of Switzerland's stunning Euro 2020 win over France.

The Serie A club are strongly linked with the midfielder after five years at Arsenal.

Talks are said to be ongoing over a transfer fee with Roma yet to meet the Gunners' valuation.

And Xhaka, 28, was asked on Monday night if he will soon be answering questions from the press in Italian.

He laughed and replied: "Not yet…

"It is always interesting to learn a new language.

He added: "Let's see, everyone knows what Roma represent.

"Now I am an Arsenal player, I will speak after the tournament."


Xhaka had already dropped a strong indication of his desire to join Jose Mourinho's Roma before the last-16 tie.

But the Swiss captain did not let the transfer speculation disrupt his Euros bid as he starred against Les Bleus.

Uefa awarded the Arsenal man the Man of the Match award after his visionary pass set up Mario Gavranovic's last-minute leveller.

Kylian Mbappe's decisive penalty was saved by Yann Sommer in the shootout and Xhaka heaped praise on his underdogs.

To come back like this against France, to show big character, this team is f****** amazing.

He told reporters: "Sorry to say this word, but it's f****** amazing, man.

"We can make score the 2-0 and finish the game but the penalty we missed breaks us a little bit.

"After 3-1, to come back like this against France, to show big character, this team is f****** amazing."

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