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Arsenal ace Granit Xhaka ‘agrees personal terms’ with Hertha Berlin but ‘club yet to approve January transfer fee’

GRANIT XHAKA has agreed personal terms with Hertha Berlin but Arsenal are yet to approve the January transfer, according to reports.

The Swiss midfielder has fallen out of favour at the Emirates but has recently returned to the first team after he infamously told fans to f*** off against Crystal Palace in October.

But his subsequent poor performances have seen no improvement in his relationship with the Gunners faithful.

As a result, Xhaka has agreed a deal with Hertha Berlin to return to the Bundesliga, according to German reports.

The 27-year-old played in Germany for Borussia Monchengladbach between 2012 and 2016 and is said to "absolutely want" to return.

However, there is currently said to be no deal in place with Arsenal.

Hertha are reportedly willing to make a "concrete offer" and it may not be long before the move is finalised.

It is unclear whether Arsenal will accept the bid but they will likely wait until new boss Mikel Arteta has bedded in and had chance to have his say on the opinion splitting Xhaka.

But according to Bild, Arsenal WILL let him go in January as long as they get a bid between between £17million and £25m.

A loan with an option to buy is also thought to be on the table.

Hertha had a tricky start to the Bundesliga season, but their form has picked up recently under the guidance of their new manager - former Tottenham striker Jurgen Klinsmann.

Their recent run of seven points from their last three games has seen them climb away from the relegation places to 13th.

New boss Klinsmann is keen on signing a midfielder - with former Monchengladbach enforcer Xhaka fitting the bill.

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