Valencia have opened talks with Liverpool over a deal for Shkodran Mustafi, according to reports in Spain, according to reports in Spain.

The German defender has been strongly linked with a move to Arsenal, who are in the market for a centre-back amid an injury crisis.

But despite their interest a move to the Emirates is being held up over his transfer fee.

And Spanish radio station Deportes SER Valencia now claim Liverpool are keen on Mustafi but no agreement is in place.

Valencia are understood to want £26million (30m euros) for the 24-year-old which the Reds are unwilling to pay.

Source: Daily Express

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