Arsenal’s Shkodran Mustafi was earlier linked with a move to AS Roma, but the rumours were then rubbished by his father Kujtim Mustafi, who is also his agent.

Despite the comments made by the defender’s representative, Italian website TuttoMercatoWeb once again talk about the possibility of Roma signing the defender in the final week of the transfer window.

Liverpool’s Dejan Lovren has long been on the Serie A side’s radar and the Croatian still remains their top target.

The Arsenal centre-back has been identified as a backup option for Roma, in the event they fail to land the ex-Southampton man and TMW explain the possibility of the Germany international leaving the Emirates remains still alive.

Unai Emery has not included Mustafi in the squad for the first three fixtures of this season, and the Gunners manager has made it clear to the 27-year-old he is not included in his plans for this season and has publicly urged him to find a new club.

Mustafi has until Monday to sort out his future.