AS Roma are contemplating the possibility of signing Shkodran Mustafi from Arsenal, according to the Mirror.
After failing to strike a deal with Liverpool to sign their centre-back Dejan Lovren, Roma have apparently turned to Mustafi as a possible alternative.
Roma were first eager to get Lovren on a loan, but Liverpool were not interested in a temporary move for the 30-year-old and demanded £26 million for his services, which was the reason the negotiations eventually failed.
As far as the Gunners’ Mustafi is concerned, news of his leaving does not come as a great surprise, given the fact that it was reported a week ago that Arsenal’s manager Unai Emery is looking to offload four players, one of them being Mustafi. The German has had difficulties making it into the first team, which seems even less likely now that David Luiz has arrived from Chelsea.
A month ago Mustafi’s father and agent Kujtim claimed that the news of his son’s departure for Italy were untrue and that “there has been no contact with Roma or any other Italian club.”
Perhaps that has changed now.
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