Valencia are planning to sell a number of players in the final stretch of the window, but Arsenal target Shkodran Mustafi remains in their plans for the new season, according to local daily Plaza Deportiva.

Los Che suffered a 4-2 defeat at the hands of Las Palmas at the Mestalla in the first game of their season last night, and the club are aware they need to bring in a few more players before the window slams shut on 31st August.

However, in order to remain on the right side of the Financial Fair Play rules the club are planning to sell a number of players to balance the books.

However, it is not good news for Arsenal as it has been claimed that Mustafi is not one of the players the club are planning to offload in the next week or so, indicating that they see him as part of their plans this season.

Valencia coach Pako Ayestaran insisted last night that the Germany defender is not going to leave Valencia this summer despite being heavily linked with a move to England.  


Diego Alves, Aymen Abdennour, Aderllan Santos, Lucas Orban and Robert Ibanez have been marked out by the club as they look to trim the fat from their squad in the next few days.

Mustafi is reportedly keen to move to England, where his wages would be trebled, but Valencia have every intention of holding on to the player.