Arsenal have rejected Inter Milan’s offer to take German centre-back Shkodran Mustafi on loan to the Italian side (via Sky Sports).
In one of the strangest transfer stories of the summer thus far, Inter Milan have made an audacious move to sign Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi.
The club wanted to take the German centre-back on loan from the Gunners but have had their approach rejected by the Premier League side.
Shkodran Mustafi moved to the Emirates less than twelve months ago in a deal which could be worth up to £35 million.
He made 37 appearances for the Gunners last season in all competitions, scoring two goals.
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The German spent his summer with his national at the Confederations Cup and has since rejoined the Gunners after an extended break. He is expected to be in the squad to face Stoke City at the weekend.
It’s a strange story and one which hasn’t really got a surprising conclusion. With the impending sale of Gabriel Paulista and a trio of ageing defenders at the club, Arsenal need to keep hold of Shkodran Mustafi. There’s no indication that he would want to leave the club especially with just one season under his belt.