Arsenal have reportedly received an inquiry from Monaco for Shkodran Mustafi but the club are asking €30m (£27.5m) for the German.
On Sunday, Shkodran Mustafi came on to boos from a small section of the Arsenal support. At the time, I asked what purpose that served. On Twitter, I was answered by a number of fans stating that they hoped it informed the player and the club that he isn’t wanted.
An inquiry, therefore, should be a good thing.
What isn’t good is his price.
At €30m, Monaco will need to sell before they can buy report L’Equipe. David Ornstein, meanwhile, says Arsenal are in talks with ‘a number of clubs’.
Arsenal in talks with number of clubs over Shkodran Mustafi exit. 27yo (contract until 2021) wants to stay + prove himself. But #AFC want permanent or loan departure. Also hope to bolster central defence pre-deadline & retain interest in Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney #CelticFC
— David Ornstein (@bbcsport_david) July 30, 2019
Arsenal paid £36.9m for Mustafi back in 2016. The club are unlikely to get anywhere near that for the 27-year-old who has two years left on his current Arsenal deal.
Hopefully, however, this means they are trying to sell him to buy a new centreback this summer before the window closes on August 8.