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Leverkusen boss responds to Xhaka links

By Rune Gjerulff   @runegjerulff

Simon Rolfes has responded to a Bild report claiming that Bayer Leverkusen want to sign Arsenal's Granit Xhaka.
Simon Rolfes.
Simon Rolfes.Photo: Bayer 04 Leverkusen
Bayer Leverkusen managing director for sport Simon Rolfes has addressed speculation linking Arsenal's Granit Xhaka with a move to the BayArena.

"We are looking at the market to see what possibilities there are to improve our team," Rolfes told Bild when asked about suggestions that Leverkusen are targeting a summer move for Xhaka.

"I don't want to comment on individual players," he added.

Rolfes said he didn't want to "comment on individual players" but instead spoke generally about the upcoming transfer window:

"There will be an upheaval in our team. We're trying to bring in new ideas. We want to improve the team. Our ambitions won't be lower next season.

"We will do good things in the summer and have a good team!"

Xhaka would cost a reported €15 million.

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