Arsenal Defender Shkodran Mustafi Will Not Be Joining Fenerbahce

Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi will not be joining Fenerbahce a source close to the player revealed to Turkish-Football.

Reports in Turkey [Aksam] claimed that Fenerbahce have been in talks with Mustafi’s agent and that the club are preparing an offer for Arsenal.

The player has not however, been contacted by Fenerbahce and he is not a target of sporting director Damien Comolli.

Additionally, the Yellow Canaries would not be able to afford the Germany international due to their arrangement with FFP.

The Istanbul based club would have to sell a player in order to make an offer for Mustafi according to the agreement.

Fenerbahce would also struggle to cover his current wages in their current financial situation.

The Yellow-Navy Blues are in a debt crisis which recently appointed club president Ali Koc has been trying to alleviate.

Fenerbahce will be focusing on signing young players, free transfers and loan players this summer.

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Mustafi would not be available on a free transfer as he has another two years remaining on his contract.

A loan deal could potentially be possible but as things stand Fenerbahce have neither made an offer nor made contact with Arsenal or the player.

Mustafi scored three goals in 41 appearances for Arsenal in all competitions last season and has 20 caps for Germany.