Probably the longest transfer saga in the history of Arsenal, Shkodran Mustafi has been on the radar of Arsenal since the close of European Championship.
There were reports earlier that the manager of Los Che Pako Ayestaran had ruled out the possibility of the player moving away from the club. However, latest report claims the centre back has held talk with the player and it seems they have agreed that the player will remain at the Mestalla Stadium.
According to the newspaper: “Mustafi and Valencia held some kind of talks, maybe clear the air ones, on Sunday and the defender was told he’s not being sold, and Valencia are trying to be firm.
However, they may find it difficult to keep the player in the last week of the transfer window and may just been working on milking as much as they can from his suitors.
There’s even been English claims Valencia are demanding £50m, which would be impossible given the player’s buyout clause is €50m. The £50m claims have soon changed to reports that Valencia want the full €50m, and of course that’s been picked up in Spain.
Wenger has been frugal in this window but we should be able to afford the player’s buy out clause.
If Wenger had completed the signing of his target before Juventus and Manchester United made their marquee signings, the prices for player’s would not be heavily inflated this way.