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Arsenal confident of landing Shkodran Mustafi – the situation

It’s been a busy day for Shkodran Mustafi and his representatives as Arsenal and Valencia look to agree fees ahead of a proposed move.

Marca reported in the morning that the move had halted due to the absence of a final offer from the Gunners, with Valencia blocking Mustafi’s exit for that reason.

However since then, Sky Germany have reported that Arsenal remain close to signing the German international, with the Premier League club offering around €32 million.

Chris Wheatley of Goal.com reported that Arsenal remain confident of landing Mustafi after personal terms were between Arsenal and the player, but should the two clubs fail to agree a fee, Arsenal could look towards Omer Toprak of Bayer Leverkusen.

During his press conference on Thursday morning, Arsene Wenger claims that clubs are being priced out of moves for players, but says that money is not the issue when landing transfer targets.

Meanwhile, Liverpool Echo reporter James Pearce has rubbished reports that Liverpool are in the chase for the German international.

The saga continues.

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