Arsenal have been linked with offering Leicester City £40million plus Granit Xhaka for the services of 23-year-old Wilfred Ndidi in the January transfer.
The Nigerian international has been impressive for Leicester in the defensive midfield position which has seen the Foxes concede just 14 goals this season.
And according to Leicestershire Live, Mikel Arteta’ side are set to include Xhaka plus cash to bring Ndidi to the Emirates Stadium.
Since his move from Genk in January 2017, Ndidi has made 120 appearances for Leicester.
Prior to Arteta’s appointment as Arsenal boss last week, Swiss midfielder Xhaka had been given a fresh start by interim boss Freddie Ljungberg.
Xhaka’s future at the Emirates looked in doubt after he was stripped of Arsenal’s captaincy by previous boss Unai Emery, following the midfielder’s outburst towards fans during the 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace in October.
He missed several games towards the end of Emery’s tenure, but Ljungberg reinstated him, and he has started 13 of Arsenal’s 18 league games so far this season.
It remains to be seen who will fit into Arteta’s plans, with the new manager having taken charge of his first training session on Sunday after watching his side’s 0-0 draw away to Everton on Saturday.