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Arsenal open talks to sign £40m La Liga star amid Mustafi doubts

Arsenal have turned their attention to Atletico Madrid centre-back Jose Gimenez amid fears that a deal for Shkodran Mustafi may be too pricey, according to reports from the Daily Mail.

The Gunners have been extensively linked with the Valencia ace over the course of the past few weeks, with suggestions circulating that they’re hopeful of doing a deal for him soon to address concerns at centre-back in north London.

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However, with the La Liga side trying to work a favourable deal for themselves Arsenal are wary of meeting their £30m asking price, and reports claim that Gimenez has emerged as an alternative target.

It’s understood that the Emirates Stadium side opened talks with Atletico today regarding the 21-year-old, but the Champions League runners-up are reluctant to let their man go and have slapped a £40m fee on him.

Arsenal are said to be baulking at this price, while the player himself is open to the idea of joining the Premier League heavyweights.

Article title: Arsenal open talks to sign £40m La Liga star amid Mustafi doubts

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