Arsenal launched big bid for Chelsea and Man United target before completing £35m signing
Arsene Wenger was on the hunt for a new central defender last summer but had to wait until the penultimate day of the transfer window before Mustafi was captured for £35m.
According to Goal, Gunners chiefs were struggling to agree a fee for the Germany international with Valencia demanding £50m.
Stats geeks work out the 10 worst Premier League signings of the season Friday, 30th December 2016 WHICH Premier League signings have performed worst this season? *Research by the Times. 1 / 10 GETTY 10. Michy Batshuayi - 10 points (£33m) Greek centre-back Manolas was on Wenger's radar and it's... read more
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