Arsenal free to sign problem-solving EURO 2016 goalscorer for £21m

Valencia will sell Arsenal-linked defender Shkodran Mustafi if they receive an offer of €25m (£21m) this summer, according to reports from Cope.

The Germany international, who netted against Ukraine for Die Mannschaft at EURO 2016 and helped them to World Cup glory two years previous, has emerged as a real talent since leaving Everton in 2012.

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The now 24-year-old departed Merseyside after failing to make an impact, but shone at Sampdoria to earn himself a 2014 switch to Valencia, where he’s developed into a key player.

Reports over the course of the past couple of days have indicated that he’s now on Arsenal’s radar, and it’s emerged that their efforts to snap him up are set to intensify following Per Mertesacker’s injury set-back – which has left Arsene Wenger with an injury crisis heading into the new season.

And now Cope have revealed that Valencia are open to letting Mustafi leave as long as a bid of £21m is received.

Although Arsenal are yet to make an offer, they may move soon with a tricky Premie League opener against Liverpool only a matter of weeks away.

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