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Valencia’s and German international Shkodran Mustafi has reportedly agreed to join Arsenal but we are yet to finalize a fee according to report from one of Sky sources.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is still in the market for a new and replacement centre-back for the his compatriot Per Mertesacker who suffered a long-term knee injury and Gabriel who has also been ruled of the next coming eight weeks.
Sky source in Germany are reporting that the Valencia centre-back has agreed to move to the Emirates stadium, although some sources are still saying the player has yet to sign any contract and there is no agreement between the clubs yet.
Mustafi, 24, according to reports is currently valued at £30m, he’s still in training with the La Liga club, and manager Wenger main focus is on preparing his team against the upcoming match against Liverpool on Sunday.
France international and Arsenal’s Laurent Koscielny has returned to training on Wednesday but the Frenchman has already been ruled out by Wenger, who does have England U21 duo Calum Chambers and Rob Holding available.
Nacho Monreal and Mathieu Debuchy have both filled in at centre-half in the past and are options that are more experienced.