Arsenal need to make a serious offer to avoid Mustafi disappointment before deadline

Arsenal will have to put ‘a lot of money’ on the table to convince Valencia to sell Shkodran Mustafi before the close of the current transfer window, according to reports from Super Deporte.

The Gunners have been heavily aligned with the Germany international over the course of the past few days, but there have been suggestions that a deal to lure him to the north of London was close to collapsing.

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Despite this Arsenal are understood to have agreed personal terms with the player, who is keen on the move, with only the fee to be paid to Valencia the issue.

And Super Deporte (below) have elaborated further on this, revealing that the Premier League heavyweights will need to make a serious offer for the 24-year-old to push through a deal.

Further to this, the ultimate decision will be made by their billionaire owner, Peter Lim, who is yet to make a concrete call on allowing Mustafi to leave.

Arsenal, who have also been aligned with Omer Toprak and Simon Kjaer, are gripped by an injury crisis at centre-back, with both Per Mertesacker and Gabriel out for a significant period, while Laurent Koscielny is battling to be match-fit following a long EURO 2016 campaign with France.

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