Inter Milan are unlikely to sign Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi this summer, according to Tuttosport, despite encouragement coming from manager Arsene Wenger after his press conference comments yesterday.
The Italian newspaper report that the Serie A side can only offer a two year loan deal, in view to a permanent transfer, and the Gunners will likely not accept such a proposal after spending £35million on the player last summer.
Wenger is trying to increase funds to finance other signings before the close of the transfer window and a loan bid from Inter wouldn’t give Arsenal any additional finances in the short term.
Instead, it seems the Italian club have switched their focus to Manchester City’s Eliaquim Mangala who they are trying to secure on loan. Inter are said to be hopeful that an agreement can be made after this weekend’s round of Premier League matches and before the window shuts on Thursday next week.