Insider delivers update on Arsenal’s search for next signing
Arsenal are still hopeful of signing Shkodran Mustafi from Valencia before the end of the week, according to Emanuele Giulianelli
Arsenal are still hopeful of completing a deal to sign Shkodran Mustafi from Valencia before the end of the week, according to Italian journalist Emanuele Giulianelli.
The Gunners have been heavily linked with a bid to bring the 24-year-old Germany centre-half to The Emirates in recent weeks following Gabriel Paulista and Per Mertesacker’s injury setbacks.
Matters were made worse for manager Arsene Wenger after he watched his team slump to a disappointing 4-3 defeat by Liverpool in their opening Premier League game on Sunday afternoon.
Now, Giulianelli is claiming that although Arsenal are yet to table an official bid for Mustafi, the Gunners have already agreed personal terms with the player and the defender has told Valencia of his desire to move to The Emirates.
The reporter tweeted:
Mustafi update: still bid no accepted, although personal terms agreed and player requested the move. Still expect to be done by end of week
— Emanuele Giulianelli (@EmaGiulianelli) August 15, 2016
It remains to be seen whether Arsenal can push through a deal to bring Mustafi to The Emirates before the Gunners’ trip to the King Power Stadium to take on Leicester this weekend.