Weeks ago, the Gunners were reportedly close on signing the German defender but backed-out due to the excessive amount stamped on the World cup winner by Valencia, with rumours that Wenger had already switched targets to Roma’s Manolas Kostas and Southampton defender, Jose Fonte.
Arsenal’s summer spending is getting close to the £100 million mark as they are also keen on sealing a deal for Deportivo La Coruna striker, Lucas Perez after meeting his £17 million release clause.
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