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Italian champions Juventus have been monitoring Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi, planning to sign him as an alternative to Schalke’s Benedikt Howedes.
Mustafi was benched during Arsenal’s 4-0 humiliating defeat to Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday, further suggesting he could be saying his goodbyes at the Emirates soon.
Inter Milan have been in pursuit of the defender and the Germany international has reportedly informed Arsene Wenger of his desire to leave before the transfer window slams shut on Thursday.
Inter are believed to be in pole positition to sign Mustafi if he is indeed allowed to leave the Gunners this week, but the Serie A giants could face heavy competition from Juventus.
The Italian champions are trying to sign Schalke defender Howedes but, according to Tuttosport, they are also keeping their eye on other attainable targets as well and are chasing the 29-year-old defender.
It has been claimed Mustafi is one of the players on Juventus’ wish list for this summer and they could move for the Arsenal defender should they fail to come to an agreement with Schalke for Howedes.