ARSENAL defender Konstantinos Mavropanos has joined Stuttgart on a season-long loan.
The Bundesliga outfit have paid a loan fee of £500,000 to bring him back to the club, having spent the 2020/21 season on loan too.
Stuttgart have the option to make the move permanent in a deal worth up to £5million, according to The Athletic.
And Mavropanos will become a Stuttgart player if they remain in the top-flight this season.
They will be obligated to pay £3million for the defender, and bonuses up to £1.5m are also included in the deal.
The 23-year-old has agreed a three-year deal should the permanent transfer clause be activated.
Arsenal, meanwhile, have not agreed a sell-on fee with the German club.
But after signing in 2018 for a fee in the region of £2.2m, the Gunners will make a profit on the Greece international.
He was signed by Arsene Wenger but only made eight appearances for the club, failing to impress Unai Emery and Mikel Arteta.
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Arsenal are aiming to improve their defensive options and have targeted Brighton and England defender Ben White.
The Seagulls want £50m for the centre-back but the Gunners are plotting a deal worth £45m, plus £5m in add-ons.
But talks between the two parties have taken place and agreeing personal terms should not be a problem.
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