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Arsenal complete signing of defender Shkodran Mustafi from Valencia

The ESPN FC crew discuss the report that Arsenal are close to signing Shkodran Mustafi and Lucas Perez.

Arsenal have completed the signing of Germany defender Shkodran Mustafi from Valencia for a reported fee of £35 million.

Mustafi, 24, is the third major signing for manager Arsene Wenger this summer after central midfielder Granit Xhaka joined in May from Gladbach and £17m striker Lucas Perez arrived from Deportivo La Coruna on Tuesday, taking the club's spending to over £90m in this transfer window.

The German solves a defensive crisis for Wenger's men after Per Mertesacker and Gabriel...

Barcelona's Munir El Haddadi joins Valencia on season-long loan

Barcelona boss Luis Enrqiue believes that his side's tough 1-0 win over Athletic Bilbao will make his team stronger.
Ivan Rakitic scored the lone goal for Barcelona as they held on for a 1-0 victory over Athletic Bilbao.
Barcelona coach Luis Enrique believes that La Liga is the more important competition to win for his club.
Jasper Cillessen hopes to make the No.1 goalkeeper choice a difficult one for Luis Enrique.

Valencia have signed Barcelona's Munir El Haddadi on a season-long loan with an option to make the deal permanent at the end of the campaign for €12 million.

Munir, 20, moves to the Mestalla after confirmation that Spain forward Paco Alcacer is heading in the other direction for an initial fee of €30m. Barcelona have retained the first option on Munir if he's sold on again in the future.

After arriving at the club from Rayo Majadahonda as a teenager in 2011, the forward made his...

Paco Alcacer joins Barcelona from Valencia on five-year contract

ESPN FC's Sid Lowe explains why Barcelona are interested in Paco Alcacer.
Paco Alcacer joins Barcelona to support Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar in attack.

Barcelona have announced the signing of striker Paco Alcacer from Valencia on a five-year contract.

Alcacer, 23, joins for an initial €30 million with a further €2m in potential bonuses, and his buyout clause has been set at €100m.

Alcacer told Valencia's official website: "When I found out about the offer from FC Barcelona I asked the club to listen to it, as it was my decision to take a step forward in my career."

He added: "I want to thank Valencia CF and the fans. Despite...

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Real Madrid must pay €18.4m in land case - Madrid city

Florentino Perez
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez was in charge of the club at the time of the land transfer in 1998.

The Madrid city government said on Monday it would give Real Madrid a bill for €18.4 million ($20.6m) in illegal state aid after the European Commission ordered the club to repay the money.

The commission ruled that Real had been given an "unfair advantage" through tax breaks and land transfers.

"The city hall will establish the measures necessary to carry out the decision of the European Commission to recover the aid of €18.4m granted to Real Madrid," the local government said in a...

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Ozil convinced me to join Arsenal in Premier League - Shkodran Mustafi

The ESPN FC crew discuss the report that Arsenal are close to signing Shkodran Mustafi and Lucas Perez.

Soon-to-be Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi revealed that German national teammate Mesut Ozil convinced him to join the London club from Valencia.

The former Everton centre-back is set to be unveiled as an Arsenal player this week after Arsene Wenger admitted that the club are sorting out the paperwork to finalise the deal.

Arsenal secured their first league win of the season on Saturday when they won 3-1 away to Watford, and will use the international break to strengthen their squad with a couple...