Roma are in advanced negotiations with Arsenal for the transfer of midfielder Granit Xhaka.
The Serie A club are thought to be close to Arsenal’s valuation – believed to be in the region of £21.5m (€25m) – but have yet to agree a fee.
Personal terms between the Switzerland captain and Roma are not expected to be a problem.
Xhaka was requested by new Roma boss Jose Mourinho, who was named as Paulo Fonseca’s replacement in May.
The ex-Tottenham boss is understood to be an admirer of the Switzerland international and said of Xhaka two years ago: “He is the most important man in the entire Arsenal midfield. He’s a true leader.”