This Mustafi thing has gone long past saga stage, and has now descended into farce - not the actual transfer, which seems to be going...or not going...or something, but the “reporting” and information swirling around the transfer, which seems very disjointed and unmoored from reality in a lot of cases. There’s the usual will he/won’t he, but then there’s also his dad saying nothing’s happening, the rumors of a €50 million price tag, the Valencia club president denying contact was ever made, etc.
Well, we can throw another dirty sock onto that particular laundry pile today:
Mustafi & agent met Valencia officials yesterday. Told he can leave if adequate offer made. Suggestion Arsenal deal could be agreed at £26m— Kaveh Solhekol (@SkyKaveh) August 24, 2016
So many caveats here - Kaveh Solhekol’s not exactly a trusted source, there’s no further story or attribution about this, and it’s not the first time we’ve heard almost this same thing - but the fact that the £26M price seems to be fairly consistent throughout most of these crazy rumors is...something? Nothing? A small anchor of reality in a sea of garbage? I don’t know, but the transfer window shuts in a week and I kinda can’t wait.