Mustafi has been linked with a £20m move to Arsenal.

Shkodran Mustafi has agreed personal terms with Arsenal

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At long last, Arsenal's summer transfer window is livening up.

Despite getting off to the perfect start in May by signing Granit Xhaka for £34 million, the Gunners have been somewhat inactive ever since and instead watched on as their rivals strengthen.

Pressure is on Arsene Wenger to make necessary additions as a result, especially so with another injury crisis looming.


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Well, it would seem the Frenchman has finally caved.

Reports - albeit conflicting ones - continue to link Arsenal with the likes of Alexandre Lacazette, Riyad Mahrez and Shkodran Mustafi, the latter two particularly dominating headlines.

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Where Mustafi's proposed move is concerned, though, a promising update has surfaced.

According to Ed Malyon, Spanish and European correspondent for the Mirror, the 24-year-old's agent has confirmed personal terms have been agreed (see below).

He said: "Mustafi's agent quoted as saying personal terms agreed. Now need to agree fee with Valencia. Quoted €25m in July."

Malyon's words serve to bolster claims, per the Times, that a breakthrough had been made on Wednesday in negotiations over a £20 million deal.

Should the Gunners finalise a move, they would be adding a young yet experienced centre-back to their ranks.


A World Cup winner with Germany in 2014, Mustafi represents an upgrade on crocked countryman Per Mertesacker, who was recently ruled out for five months.

With the German at their disposal, Arsenal's back four would read as follows: Hector Bellerin, Mustafi, Laurent Koscielny, Nacho Monreal.

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Now that's what you call a solid defence.

As mentioned, Leicester City's Mahrez is also on Arsenal's radar and reports suggest he plans to force a move to the Emirates Stadium.

This is according to L'Equipe, who also claim a €41 million bid - not €30 million - was made on Wednesday.


The French newspapers' reports follow on from conflicting news, per the Guardian, that Mahrez had agreed to snub interest and stay at Leicester.

Arsenal love making things hard for themselves but, should they sign Mahrez and Mustafi, it will go some way towards appeasing their frustrated fans and bolstering their chances of Premier League glory.

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