Mykhaylo Mudryk has reportedly given his word to Arsenal that he will join them in the January transfer window. Chelsea are also monitoring the situation of the winger.
Shakhtar Donetsk board officials also were present in the Blues game against Manchester City. However, the priority for the winger remains to join the Gunners in January.
CHELSEA AND MYKHAYLO MUDRYK TRANSFER LINKS FULL STORY
According to reports, Chelsea are showing strong interest in signing Mykhaylo Mudryk. Shakhtar board officials were also present in the game against Manchester City. Hence, it is clear that a meeting happened before or after the match. The officials also had dinner with former players Eduardo and Willian. A report also claims that the Blues are ready to pay more than Arsenal are ready to pay. Hence, it looks like the Blues are the dark horse in the race.
Therefore, it looks like Arsenal have to worry about the situation. They have thought all the time that they are the only club interested in signing Mykhaylo Mudryk in the January transfer window. However, it looks like Chelsea are doing their best to compete for the signature. Hence, it looks like the race for the Ukrainian winger is starting to open up. Although, it looks like Mykhaylo Mudryk is focusing on getting a move to the current leaders in the Premier League.
ARSENAL ARE STILL LEADING THE RACE FOR THE UKRAINIAN WINGER
According to reports, Mykhaylo Mudryk has given his word to Arsenal. He is 100% focused on signing for the Gunners. Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano has also said that the Gunners should make the third quickly to secure his signature. He further said,
“There is still no agreement between Arsenal and Shakhtar. The second bid was not accepted, this is why there is no agreement. Then there is the player’s side. The player’s side is very clear. Mudryk wants to go to Arsenal as a priority, this is no secret, but Arsenal have to be fast, otherwise Chelsea will push.
However, Romano has also said that he is not rejecting the approaches of all the other interested. If the Arsenal move cannot happen. he would love to sign for a club that qualifies for the Champions League every season. However, despite these reports, Mykhaylo Mudryk has asked his agents to push for the Gunners move in January move. The player and the Premier League giants have already agreed on personal terms. He has also spoken with manager Mikel Arteta. However, the main problem for Arsenal is the high demands of Shakhtar Donetsk.
At the moment, Shakhtar are asking Arsenal to pay in the region of 80-85 million. The board officials of the Ukrainian club are adamant that the player plays better than 90 million Antony and 100 million Jack Grealish. However, the Gunners are also clear that they will not get involved in the bidding war with Chelsea.
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