Italian club Lazio are in talks with Arsenal to sign German International defender Shkodran Mustafi.

The 28-year-Old defender joined Arsenal from Spanish club Valencia in the summer transfer market of 2016 for a reported fee of £35m. He has made a total of 99 appearances for the club in all competitions and scoring 7 goals in the process.

The 2014 world Cup winner is in the final 12 months of his contract with Arsenal and the club has put him up for sale to avoid loosing him on a free transfer next summer.

Arsenal’s valuation of Mustafi is around £11m, and according to reports from @laziopress Italian giants Lazio is in talks with the player’s representatives and that of Arsenal to find an agreement to sign the former Sampdoria man. An unnamed clubs in Germany and Spain has also been rumoured to be interested in the acquisition of the former Valencia man.

The 2017 FIFA Confederations cup winner (Mustafi) is open to a move back to Italy after initially defending the colours of Sampdoria earlier in his career. Arsenal has already boasted their defensive line this summer with the arrival of William Saliba and Gabriel Magalhães, and Mustafi who is yet to feature for the club so far this season knows that playing opportunities will be very hard for him at the Emirates this season.

A move back to Italy looks very likely and suitable for all the parties involved in the negotiations and agreement would hopefully be reach very soon.