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Just one year after arriving at Arsenal from Valencia for £35 million, defender Shkodran Mustafi is set to leave the Emirates for Serie A side Inter Milan.
The Italians will most likely take Mustafi on loan with a mandatory buy clause inserted into the deal. The sale of Mustafi comes on the heels of Arsenal agreeing to sell Gabriel to Valencia.
The Gunners aren’t expected to replace Mustafi with a like for like central defender this transfer window as Per Mertesacker, Rob Holding, Callum Chambers and Laurent Koscielny will be used as the team’s main centre-backs.
According to a report from the Daily Star, Mustafi hasn’t clicked with his teammates, which is why the big defender wants to leave this summer before the end of the transfer window.
It is believed Inter Milan are the front runners in signing Mustafi, Juventus are also considering a move for the German international.
While Arsenal won’t sign another central defender, the Gunners are still looking for other players to strengthen the side.