The father of Valencia's Shkodran Mustafi has claimed that Arsenal are not the only side to be interested in striking a deal for the German defender.
Reports have suggested that, contrary to previous rumours, Liverpool having absolutely no interest in signing the World Cup winning international, however Mustafi's father and agent, Kujtim, has indicated that there is more than one club looking to secure the services of his son.
Speaking to Goal.com, Kujtim suggested that "v
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As a result, other clubs appear interested to gate-crash the deal, with Mustafi now keen to leave Valencia during this transfer window, while the club have also revealed that the defender needs to leave in this window in order to balance the financial situation at the club.
Arsenal will be desperately looking to push this Mustafi deal over the line however, as their defensive crisis deepens with the absence of first team defenders Gabriel Paulista and Per Mertesaker for several months, with the latter out until the new year.