Arsenal want £17m for Xhaka and are not prepared to accept anything less.
Xhaka is arguably in his prime at the age of 28 and still has two years remaining on his Arsenal deal.
He is a star for the Swiss national team, who reached the quarter-final at Euro 2020.
Arsenal are right to demand their asking price is matched, because too many times before they have allowed a player to leave on the cheap.
Xhaka’s time has come to leave Arsenal – a new dynamic is needed in midfield.
But the Gunners don’t want to be taken for a ride and Edu is doing his best to stop that from happening.