By Adebayo Williams
Arsenal are closing in on capturing Deportivo La Coruna’s Lucas Perez, reports say. The forward had reportedly been on Everton’s wish list before the Gunners joined the race. The player has a buyout clause of €20 million, around £17.6 million. The player is said to prefer a move to London above Merseyside, fuelling speculation he would join the Emirates Airport outfit.
Arsenal have also been rumoured to be back on track for Valencia’s Shkodran Mustafi as the club are said to be willing to sell the player. The German has been identified by Arsene Wenger as the man to stabilise Arsenal’s defence after injuries to Per Mertesacker and Gabriel Paulista left the team light at the back.