Fabrizio Romano has been speaking on a recent edition of the Chronicles of a Gooner podcast about all the latest Arsenal transfer rumours.
Romano went into great detail on both potential incomings and outgoings at the Emirates Stadium this month.
He said: “Genoa were really interested; before contacting Sokratis, they were trying for Mustafi but there was no agreement about the salary.
“Let’s see if any other club will [register an interest] – at the moment, I don’t have anything confirmed about Barcelona.
“So, at the moment, with Mustafi there is nothing advanced, but for sure he’s a player ready to leave the club in the coming days. He’s not [intending] to extend his contract – at the moment – because in football, never say never.
“But for sure, he’s another of the players who can leave the club.”
Do you think Mustafi will leave in this window?
Yes, we will find a way to get rid of him
No, we are stuck with him
TIF Thoughts on Mustafi’s future…
So, it looks like nothing has happened with Mustafi yet, but he is prepared to leave the Gunners.
This season the former German international has barely played for Arsenal, making just nine appearances in all competitions.
Mustafi is valued at £10.8m by Transfermarkt, making you think that the Gunners could raise some money from his sale.
The Gunners have managed to agree a deal for Mesut Ozil to leave the club and have also agreed to end Sokratis’ contract, so they are beginning to shift players off the wage bill.
Given that Mustafi has barely played this season, you would think they would be happy to let him go and the player sounds happy to leave as well, so hopefully, a solution is found that will suit both the player and the club.