Arsenal fans here in the Football Transfer Tavern are desperate to see a defender come in through the doors at The Emirates, but news that has made it’s way to the bar is suggesting that their Premier League rivals may hold the key.
According to reports from Valencia based newspaper, Super Deporte (via Sport Witness) the Spanish outfit will only agree to a let Arsenal target, Shkodran Mustafi, leave should they finalise a deal for exit-bound Man City defender, Eliaquim Mangala.
The Gunners have been strongly linked with a £30m move for the German international with their defensive injury list growing ever longer ahead of the new season.
With both Per Mertersacker and Gabriel Paulista sidelined for the start of the season Arsene Wenger is desperate to add a new centre back to his ranks.
There is hope for fans at The Emirates as City’s French defender is reportedly top of new manager, Pep Guardiola’s unwanted list and a move may well be on the cards.
Gunners fans, we want to hear from you! Can you see Mustafi making the move to North London? Will the deal get done before the Premier League opener against Liverpool? Let us know in the comments below…
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