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Transfer news reporter Emmanuelle Giulianelli has provided latest update on Arsenal’s search for a centre back and striker signing.
Giulianelli said: Arsenal’s situation is similar to Leicester’s, in the sense that the club needs urgently to buy new players: a centre back and a striker were the most needed roles and still are.
The Shkodran Mustafi situation is becoming confused: the player has agreed personal terms with Arsenal now for many days, but the two clubs haven’t found an agreement yet. The player has asked Valencia to be sold; the Spanish club now have increased their demand, asking for £30 million, while Arsenal were coming in at £23 million plus £3 million in bonuses. There’s been no firm movement lately, only slow negotiations.
Even about the striker, nothing concrete yet.
Arsene Wenger has made lot of calls personally in the last days. There is still some chat about Antoine Griezmann, of Atletico Madrid, but I doubt it would be possible this late in the day.
The interest for Wilfried Bony, the Manchester City striker, is just a rumour – nothing more than this.
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