Emre Ozturk confirmed he was meeting with the Catalan giants to discuss a possible return to La Liga for the Gunners man
Shkodran Mustafi’s agent has been in Barcelona to discuss a potential transfer for the Arsenal defender.
The 28-year-old, whose contract expires at the end of the season, has made only two brief appearances in the Premier League this season.
Agent Emre Ozturk posted a photo of himself preparing for a meeting with Barcelona on Instagram, and he confirmed to SPOX that he was there to discuss a move for Mustafi.
Mustafi himself has previously confirmed there had been no offer of a new contract from Arsenal. With his current deal expiring, he could agree a move from January 1.
“When I made a decision to sign for Arsenal it is because I respect this club,” he said. “It is a huge club, that’s why for me if I could stay at Arsenal, of course, it would mean a lot to me.
“When you hopefully get a few games, you can maybe look at the future but at the moment it has been difficult because in the last months, I haven’t really been thinking about the end of my contract or what’s going on with the future because all I wanted was to be back as quick as possible.
“We haven’t been talking about anything so there isn’t anything I can tell you guys. Now it is important for me to just get a few games and get into the match rhythm and then see how it goes.”
In November, his father Kujtim Mustafi told Sport1: “Nothing is wrong, we can imagine everything because Shkodran is [available on a] free transfer in the summer.”
He played in five of the Gunners’ six Europa League group games as Arteta’s side finished the group stage with a perfect record.