Chelsea join hunt for highly-coveted Bundesliga midfielder

xhakaChelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern are passing the time with a classic game of Uno, whilst they contemplate what additions are needed this month.

German media outlet Bild states one target is Borussia Monchengladbach midfield Granit Xhaka, also courted by Arsenal and Liverpool, with the Bundesliga side open to a sale this month.

The 23-year-old Swiss international has risen to fame in Germany in recent years, starring for Gladbach this season in their historic Champions League campaign and ensuring his domestic performances are also up to scratch as his side eye a return to Europe’s elite competition.

However, with Gladbach far from the rich status that many of the European’s biggest sides boast, the club’s sporting director has recently admitted that a lucrative offer for Xhaka’s services would be extremely difficult to turn down.

With interest so vast, Gladbach can expect a hefty price for Xhaka’s services and Chelsea will be wary that interest from their rivals could scupper their approach- as the likes of Arsenal and Bayern Munich can offer Champions League football.

Our landlord believes it’s great Chelsea have entered the race for Xhaka, who would be a perfect fit at Stamford Bridge, but believes the Blues are quite a way down in the pecking order for the Swiss international’s signature.

Chelsea fans, what should be your priority area to strengthen this month? Let us know in the comments below!

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