Mustafi agree to join Inter Milan as Wenger close in on deal for van Dijk

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Arsenal want either Virgil Van Dijk or Jonny Evans to replace Shkodran Mustafi, according to Calciomercato.

Mustafi could join Inter before the transfer window closes on Thusday and has reportedly agreed a €3.5m a year deal with the Italian giants.

Both clubs are still in negotiations over the German and the Italians have proposed a loan move with an option to buy permanently.

 Arsenal are yet to agree to the Italian’s proposal but they remain confident of reaching an agreement before the transfer window closes.

The report even suggests Arsenal have set the wheels in motion to replace the German. It is claimed that the club has identified Virgil Van Dijk and Jonny Evans as potential replacements for Mustafi.

This is contrary to reports in England, which suggest that Wenger is happy with the four centre defenders – Mertesacker, Chambers, Koscielny and Holding – he has at his disposal.

Van Dijk who is the Premier League’s most sought after defender this summer is also attracting interest from both Chelsea and Liverpool. Arsenal have been linked with him at different times this summer but I don’t think Wenger would want to focus all his efforts on him, especially as Southampton are reluctant to sell.

Evans, a long-standing Arsenal target, is attracting interest from Manchester City, who have had an £18m bid rejected already.


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