AC Milan have reportedly withdrawn their offer to Valencia for Shkodran Mustafi as they appear to be short of money while their club sale goes through.

Milan owner, Silvio Berlusconi, has agreed to sell his 99.93% stake in the club to Chinese investors but the press are claiming the money will not be in place until December.

After just sealing a deal for Gustavo Gomez for a fee reported to be in the region of €7m, Super Deporte claim that Milan will not be able to pay as much as Valencia want for the central defender.

When we spoke to Mustafi when he was in England as part of pre-season, he said his move to Arsenal was ‘difficult’ but it’s not clear if he means because of the price his club want or the price Arsenal are willing to pay. It’s likely a bit of both.

With the loss of Gabriel, Arsenal can now no longer pretend that they are not desperate and that has probably made things even more ‘difficult‘.

AC Milan dropping out might have just levelled things a little bit.

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