Insider delivers latest update on Arsenal’s interest in Germany star

Arsenal are ready to make a €23m bid to sign Shkodran Mustafi from Valencia this summer, says Emanuele Giulianelli

Arsenal have had no further contact with Shkodran Mustafi about his proposed move to The Emirates this summer, according to Italian journalist Emanuele Giulianelli.

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The Gunners are thought to be keen to sign a new defender in the summer transfer window following the news of Per Mertesacker’s serious injury setback.

Valencia defender Mustafi has emerged as a potential target for the north London club as Arsene Wenger looks to strengthen his rearguard options ahead of the new campaign.

However, Italian reporter Giulianelli says talks have been put on hold because Valencia are looking to find a replacement for the Germany international before agreeing to sell.

However, Giulianelli also says that Arsenal are poised to table a €23m bid for the 24-year-old defender.

Giulianelli tweeted:

Arsenal finished second in the Premier League last season, 10 points behind champions Leicester City.

The Gunners have not won the Premier League since their famous unbeaten triumph in the 2003-04 season.

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