Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka could be offered an escape route by AC Milan.

According to RSI in Switzerland, AC Milan are keen on signing Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka in January – and he’s already looking at houses in Milan.

Xhaka, 27, has struggled on the pitch this season, turning in disappointing displays that don’t really contribute much outside of giving away fouls.

Still, it’s away from the pitch where things have gone wrong for Xhaka, as his relationship with Arsenal fans reached boiling point in the 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace, gesturing towards his own supporters as they jeered him off the pitch.

Xhaka was subsequently stripped of the Arsenal captaincy, and he hasn’t played for the club since that incident as the club and the player weigh up the best move going forward.

It’s now claimed that AC Milan are keen on signing Xhaka in January, as CEO Ivan Gazidis knows the Swiss international from their time together at the Emirates Stadium.

The report even claims that Xhaka has already started looking for houses in Milan ahead of a potential move, meaning he may well think that a switch to Italy could materialise.

The news may come as a blow to Newcastle United, as The Times reported last week that Steve Bruce is keen to lure Xhaka to St James’ Park in January to bolster his midfield.

Heading to Milan may be more appealing to Xhaka, getting out of English football altogether, and with these reports coming from Switzerland, the information may be well-placed.

In other news, Report: Arsenal appear set to retain loan star Dani Ceballos