Arsenal are now desperate to complete the signings of their transfer target before the close of this week.
We reported last week that Shkodran Mustasfi had agreed person terms with Arsenal and the completion of the deal was subject to a transfer fee. However, Skysports claims, the player want to join Arsenal.
According to the Daily Star, the 24-year-old German has a £42m release clause in his contract but Valencia are willing to accept £30m for the deal.
Arsenal are left thin in defense with long-term injuries to Per Mertesacker and Gabriel Paulista and their latest defeat to Liverpool was attributed to poor defending.
Mustafi is under contract at Valencia until 2019 and was part of Germany’s triumphant 2014 World Cup squad.
Mustafi and Koscielny will form a rock solid defensive partnership and in think a deal for the player will be completed before the weekend.