Arsenal have been linked with a deal to sign Shkodran Mustafi for a number of weeks now, and the deal is now said to be in the balance.
Valencia are claimed to have raised their asking price to £50 Million for the German international, which will certainly not be paid by the Gunners, but they are working on their own deal to sign Pedro from Chelsea.
The winger joined the West-London side from Barcelona 12 months ago, but will not have enjoyed the best time, with the club having fallen from winning the league one year, to finishing a lowly tenth place in his one and only campaign in England.
Valencia are now claimed to have sent their Director of Football Jesus Garcia Pitarch to London to thrash out a deal for the winger, but they are known to not be in the best financial position, and could be relying on the cash from our Mustafi deal to broker their Pedro deal.
Arsenal are now hoping that they will be more realistic in their asking price in order for both clubs to land their desired targets, with the club desperate to add numbers to their defence, with Per Mertesacker missing the majority of the season, and neither Gabriel and Kosc fully fit currently either.
The Brazilian is not expected to feature for another month, while the French defender played the full 90 minutes against Leicester, despite having a ‘big back problem‘ suffered the day before the match, with him forced to play through the pain.
Will Chelsea do us a favour and agree to sell Pedro to Los Che? How much do we think Arsenal are willing to pay for Mustafi?