The Gunners are expected to sign Skhodran Mustafi in the coming days.
AC Milan had sought to bring back Mustafi to Italy this summer, but it seems the injury crisis at Arsenal will force them to spend big on the German.
While the Rossoneri had hoped to land him on loan, Sky Sports UK reports Arsenal will shell out €35 million for the World Cup winner.
Further indicating the transfer is close to being completed, Valencia didn’t name Mustafi to their squad-sheet for the friendly against the Nigerian All-Stars.
Galliani and co. are still in the market for a defender, Gustavo Gomez isn’t expected to be the final replacement for a Milan defense that features little to boast about – outside of Alessio Romagnoli.
Alex and Phillipe Mexes departed the club in the summer, leaving the club a little bit thin in the back. Rodrigo Ely also suffered an injury during the International Champions Cup in the United States.
With 9 days to go until the start of the Serie A season, Montella only has Romagnoli, Paletta, Zapata and Vergara available.