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Ornstein: Xhaka deal "close," could be finalized this weekend

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The Ornacle has spoken, and it's good news.

"you can't hold me back, from going to Arsenal"
"you can't hold me back, from going to Arsenal"
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The final hurdle before an official club announcement appears to have been cleared. David Ornstein, also known as The Ornacle, has tweeted about Granit Xhaka.

So here we have confirmation on most of what Jeremy Wilson reported earlier: a fee around £30 million, depending; the player is in London to finalize a contract and a medical exam, and things should be mostly sorted out this weekend. So that's all good news.

If this is your first go-round on the Arsenal Transfer Window Machine, David Ornstein is about as close as you can get to an official club press officer without actually being employed by Arsenal. He rarely speaks, but when he does, you can be pretty sure it's real. His sources are good, and he's careful. The deal could, of course, still fall apart somehow. But you have our official permission to get schwifty. The Ornacle has spoken.