Arsenal have taken a step closer to signing Shkodran Mustafi from Valencia after agreeing personal terms with the Germany international according to the Mirror.
The report states that Arsenal are also close to striking a £30 million deal with Valencia for Mustafi.
“Shkodran and Arsenal agree. There are only the terms to be agreed on a transfer fee,” Mustafi’s agent Ali Bulut was quoted as saying by the Mirror.
Meanwhile The Sun has stated that Arsenal boss Wenger has made the signing of Mustafi a priority and wants the deal concluded before the new Premier League season kicks off.
Wenger is currently facing a crisis in defence following an injury to Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny on extended leave after Euro 2016. Both have been ruled out for Arsenal’s opener against Liverpool while Gabriel is also struggling for fitness.
Mustafi provided two assists and scored two goals in 44 appearances for Valencia last season.