Five-year deal agreed: London talks see Arsenal edge closer to £25m move

Arsenal are edging closer to the £25m signing of Valencia defender Shkodran Mustafi, according to Squawka.

The World Cup winner has been the subject of strong links with a move to the Gunners in recent weeks, exacerbated by the injuries to Per Mertesacker and Gabriel.

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Though there have been a swathe of conflicting reports over the deal, Los Che owner Peter Lim is said to have travelled to London to hold further over the potential move.

Shkodran Mustafi

An agreement is said to be close, with the 24-year old having reportedly agreed terms over a five-year deal.

Those in North London are thought to be hopeful that the German, who started his career at Everton, will be available to play against Premier League champions Leicester City next weekend.

A £25m package, plus add-ons, is understood to be edging ever closer as Arsene Wenger looks to add his second big money signing of the summer to the ranks at the Emirates Stadium.