Arsenal are looking to sign the highly rated German centre back Shkodran Mustafi from Valencia this summer.
The Gunners are facing a bit of a defensive crisis right now and Wenger is looking to address that problem with the signing of the German international.
Valencia are in need of money and are likely to accept a reasonable offer for the experienced centre back. As per latest reports, Valencia will consider selling their best defender for a fee of 25 million Euros and Arsenal are prepared to offer around 30 million Euros for the former Evertonian.
Last week there were reports that Arsenal have got in touch with the player’s agent regarding a transfer and Arsenal will look to do a deal for him once they have signed a striker.
Per Mertesacker has been ruled out with an injury for about 5 months and Koscielny will miss the start of the season because of his involvement in Euro 2016. The only remaining centre backs right now are Calum chambers, Rob Holding and Gabriel. However, the Brazilian is suffering from tonsillitis right now and will pre-season.
Mustafi has been excellent for Valencia over the years and has played in the Premier League before with Everton. The La Liga star is an established international as well and impressed with Germany during the Euros this summer.
Mustafi is expected to head to London tomorrow. The German defender will join his teammates for pre-season in the UK. If the clubs can agree on a fee, a transfer should be easier to complete, now that the player is arriving in London soon.
Chelsea were looking to sign the German defender as well. The Blues are desperate to add some defensive depth and have been linked with Mustafi, Koulibaly and Bonucci this summer.