Transfer round-up: Arsenal close to £20m deal, Liverpool’s wonderkid update

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team logoArsenal are close to completing the £20m signing of Shkodran Mustafi from Valencia – but not in time to face Liverpool this weekend.

Full story: The Sun

team logoLiverpool could snap up German wonderkid Mahmoud Dahoud for a bargain price – as long as they are prepared to wait until next summer. The Reds reportedly bid £26m for the player last month.

Full story: Bild via The Sun

team logoRiyad Mahrez has accepted that he will not be leaving Leicester City this season after being linked with Arsenal.

Full story: The Guardian

team logoArsene Wenger has described Arsenal’s defensive problems as “very frustrating” but will not sign any players before Sunday’s game with Liverpool.

Full story: talkSPORT

team logoManchester United will allow Adnan Januzaj to join Sunderland on loan but will not consider selling the forward.

Full story: GOAL

team logoTottenham’s move for Marseille winger Georges-Kevin Nkoudou could collapse because of disagreements over the structure of the £11m payment.

Full story: The Guardian

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