AS Roma are being tipped to take Shkodran Mustafi on a season-long loan deal before the transfer window closes in Italy on 2 September.
Unai Emery has told the 27-year-old that he is surplus to requirements at the Emirates and that the club will sanction a temporary move if they can’t find a permanent buyer.
The Germany international spent two seasons in Serie A with Sampdoria between 2012-2014 before sealing an £8 million move to Valencia.
The Gunners recruited the centre-back from the Mestalla in 2016 for £35 million and he’s gone on to make 115 appearances.
It’s hard to tell if the Roma link, which appears to stem from the Forza Roma fan site, has any truth to it. That said, the club represents an attractive destination. Delicious pasta, design clobber, sunshine and Europa League football; it’s all on offer in the Italian capital.
The report claims Roma would have the right to sign Mustafi for between €20 to €25 million, which seems like wishful thinking. On our part.