Xhaka leads Switzerland squad as Inler misses out

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The Arsenal target is among Vladimir Petkovic's 28-man preliminary squad but the Leicester City midfielder misses out after a lack of minutes this season

Arsenal target Granit Xhaka has been named in Switzerland's squad for Euro 2016, though captain Gokhan Inler has missed out after a poor season for Leicester City.

Goal  understands Xhaka has agreed personal terms with the Gunners whiile Borussia Monchengladbach have confirmed a bid has been lodged for their midfielder from an unspecified club.

Inler, meanwhile, misses out despite Claudio Ranieri's side winning the Premier League tiitle after he made just five league appearances with N'Golo Kante and Danny Drinkwater preferred at the heart of the team's midfield.

And Inler, who began the season as captain of his national team after a series of fine performances for Napoli, has paid for his lack of game time by being left out of Vladimir Petkovic's 28-man preliminary squad.

 

Despite Inler's absence, there is Premier League representation in the squad with Stoke City's Xhedran Shaqiri and Watford's Valon Behrami included alongside Juventus's Stephan Lichtsteiner and Wolfsburg's Ricardo Rodriguez.

Petkovic's side - who finised second behind England in Group E of the qualifiers - will take on France, Romania and Albania in Group A this summer.


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