Bayern Munich enter race for Arsenal target Granit Xhaka?

Switzerland's midfielder Granit Xhaka celebrates their victory at the end of a Group E football match between Switzerland and Ecuador at the Mane Garrincha National Stadium in Brasilia during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 15, 2014
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A report claims that Borussia Monchengladbach captain Granit Xhaka is wanted by Bayern Munich this summer, having previously been linked with a switch to Arsenal.

Bayern Munich are reportedly interested in signing Arsenal-linked midfielder Granit Xhaka from Borussia Monchengladbach this summer.

The Gunners were said to be closing in on a £33m deal for the Swiss international after holding talks with the player's representatives last month.

According to German publication Express, however, Arsenal face a real challenge to land the Gladbach skipper as Bundesliga giants Bayern are also weighing up a move.

Xhaka has previously admitted that playing in the Premier League is a "childhood dream" of his, but the same report suggests that incoming Bayern boss Carlo Ancelotti has given the green light to activate the 23-year-old's release clause.

Arsenal have previously been linked with a move for right-back Rafinha, who is thought to be available to buy during the off-season.

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