Arsenal reject Xhaka offer, dealt Neves blow by Man Utd and Odegaard update

Arsenal have a rejected a third bid from Jose Mourinho trying to lure Granit Xhaka to Roma.

The Swiss midfielder is a top target for the Portuguese manager, looking to re-build the Serie A side for the 2021/22 season.

With two years left on his north London contract, though, Mikel Arteta has been left unimpressed with the bids so far for the 28-year-old.

One player they are looking to replace him with is Wolves' Ruben Neves, capitalising on the changes at Molineux.

But they have received a blow as Premier League rivals Manchester United – who can offer Champions League football – have also entered the race for the Portuguese star

These two transfer targets, along with receiving an update on Martin Odegaard, are the focus of Daily Star Sport's Gunners transfer round-up.

Gunners reject Mourinho's Xhaka offer

Arteta is expected to see Xhaka leave the club after five years with the club following another mixed season.

And it has seen Mourinho, preparing for his first campaign with Roma, make the midfielder a priority for the summer.

But Roma Press have reported that their second official bid, third in total, has been rejected by the Gunners.

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Man Utd join Neves race

Should Xhaka make an exit this summer, they were hoping to replace him with Wolves star Neves.

And the north London side were given a boost as the Midlands side are willing to sell the £34m-rated player.

But 90Min have reported that United are 'very keen', with Portugal team-mate Bruno Fernandes speaking positively about him.

Arsenal's rivals also have a big advantage with the lure of Champions League football.

Odegaard update

The Gunners were holding onto hopes that they could bring the midfielder back to the club for another loan spell from Real Madrid.

But Spanish outlet Defensa Central have said that the Spanish side will start talks with the Norwegian to extend his deal.

He was not keen on a return with Zinedine Zidane at the helm but his departure and Carlo Ancelotti's arrival have changed the 22-year-old's thinking.

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