Report: Milan could make January move for Arsenal defensive outcast who cost €40m

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan could make a move for Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi next month, a report claims, with the player keen on leaving the club.

We recently reported via our mercato expert Vito Angele that the Rossoneri are chasing a centre-back after it was officially confirmed that Leo Duarte will be out until at least March.

An official club statement on Thursday evening confirmed that that Duarte underwent an operation at the Alfredson Tendon Clinic in Umeå to an achilles tendon problem.

Barcelona’s Jean-Clair Todibo continues to be linked, though a number of reports over the last 48 hours have claimed there is still a difference of €10m between Milan’s offer and the LaLiga side’s valuation.

According to Calciomercato.it, the name of Shkodran Mustafi could come into fashion for the Diavolo. The 27-year-old is keen to leave the Gunners, having made just two Premier League appearances, with a return to Italy or Spain his preferred options.

The report mentions that he could be the ideal profile to compete with Mateo Musacchio and become Alessio Romagnoli’s partner, and that Milan could try and secure a loan with option to buy in order to help their balance sheets.

Mustafi joined Arsenal three years ago for a fee of around £35m (€40m) as per Wikipedia, and was linked with a €30m move to Roma over the summer.

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