Arsenal transfer twist… Agent rubbishes claims deal is close

Shkodran Mustafi’s agent, Ali Bulut, has denied claims that his client’s move from Valencia to Arsenal has been all but agreed.

The Gunners appear to have identified the German World Cup winner as the player they want following injury set-backs for Per Mertesacker and Gabriel, which have left Arsene Wenger short of cover at centre-back.

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It’s been reported that personal terms have been agreed between the player and Arsenal, while Spox (via Goal) have published quotes supposedly from Bulut stating: “Shkodran and Arsenal have reached an agreement”.

However, Kicker (below) have contacted Mustafi’s agent, who has rubbished claims surrounding the potential move:

“There are discussions but there’s no agreement between Mustafi and Arsenal, or between both clubs.” He said.

Mustafi, a classy defender, spent some of his early career with Everton, but failed to break into the Toffees’ first-team.

He has since shone at both Sampdoria and Valencia, and was a part of Germany’s World Cup-winning squad in 2014.

He also featured for his nation at EURO 2016 earlier this summer.

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