Inter Milan looming for Arsenal’s Shkodran Mustafi


Inter Milan have submitted a new offer for Arsenal centre-half Shkodran Mustafi, according to Sky Italia sources.

The Nerazzurri want to take the German international on a season-long loan for a fee of £4.6 million plus an additional £23 million should they decide to sign him on a permanent deal.

It is believed The Gunners would prefer to include an obligation in the contract for Inter Milan to purchase the player rather than an option.

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Shkodran Mustafi has represented Germany 80 times, though only 19 of those have been for the senior side. He has played in Germany’s under-16, 17, 18, 19, 20 and 21 side, winning the under-17 European Championship in 2009, and made three appearances at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, where he would leave as a World Champion.

Arsene Wenger is under pressure after a poor start to the season, losing two out of his opening three Premier League fixtures, and a decision involving the sale of arguably Arsenal’s best defender would add further doubt to his suitability for the job.

Shkodran Mustafi joined Arsenal last summer for £35 million from Valencia, starting 26 times in the Premier League.


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