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There are yet to be verified report coming from top English media outlet claiming we’ve tabled a £26million bid for Valencia and German international defender Shkodran Mustafi.
From the report, it claimed the update about Arsenal submitting the bid for Mustafi is per a reliable and well-known journalist Emmanuele Giulianelli via his Twitter handle.
The 24-year-old German international has been identified as Arsene Wenger possible target in replacing Per Mertesacker and Gabriel Paulista and more so, in strengthening his defensive ranks for the upcoming matches ahead.
The journalist who’s known to be working for Gazzetta dello Sport and Tribal Football first broke the news of our interest in Mustafi and have delivered regular updates on the deal in the couple of weeks.
Giulianelli gave his latest update on his personal Twitter account that says Gunners have bid £21.5million plus £4.3million of add-ons for the centre-back.
Updates about Mustafi: Arsenal offer €25mln plus €5mln additional bonus fees. #afc
— Emanuele Giulianelli (@EmaGiulianelli) August 10, 2016
The manager has admitted that he is still in the market for a new centre-back, although the Gunners midfielder enforcer Francis Coquelin is being considered as a stop-gap option ahead of Sunday’s Premier League opener against Liverpool.
Mustafi has appeared 12 time for his country – Germany – after he’s brilliantly established himself as a regular for Valencia since his transfer from league rivals Sampdoria in 2014.
Elsewhere, there are reports that Arsenal are lining-up lucrative bid of £30million for Manchester City striker Wilfred Bony.