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According to Metro who cite source in Germany is reporting Arsenal are closing in on a replacement for injured Per Mertesacker with former teammate, Skhodran Mustafi from Valencia.
The 24-year-old German international agent is expected to fly to Spain to discuss a fee with Valencia according to reports in Spain.
The centre back has a 41million pounds release clause but the report claims Arsenal could sign him for as low as £25.3m plus a further £8.4m in add-ons.
Mustafi joined Valencia in 2014 from Sampdoria and has made over 60 La Liga appearances since his arrival.