Arsenal have been boosted in their pursuit of Mykhaylo Mudryk as the Shakhtar Donetsk star’s ‘number one choice’ is to complete a January move to the Emirates Stadium, CBS reporter Ben Jacobs has told GiveMeSport.
Gunners boss Mikel Arteta will be handed the opportunity to bolster his table-topping squad when the transfer window reopens next month.
Arsenal transfer news – Mykhaylo Mudryk
According to The Athletic, Arsenal have made Mudryk their priority target and there is optimism that they will negotiate a move during the early stages of 2023.
The report suggests the Gunners, along with the 21-year-old’s other admirers, feel they will succeed in getting their man by offering less than Shakhtar’s £88million valuation, while Jacobs recently told GiveMeSport that £53million could be enough to strike a deal.
Carlo Nicolini, the Ukrainian giants’ deputy sporting director, has confirmed that Arsenal are interested in Mudryk ahead of the transfer window opening for business in a matter of days.
Manchester City, Newcastle United, Paris Saint-Germain, Brentford, Everton and Bayer Leverkusen are also known to be admirers of the winger, but the Gunners appear to be in pole position.