Chelsea make last ditch bid to HIJACK Arsenal's January transfer for Mykhaylo Mudryk | The Sun
3rd January 2023

CHELSEA are attempting to hijack Arsenal's move for Mykhaylo Mudryk and are set for talks with the Blues in London this week.

Arsenal's latest offer for the Shakhtar Donetsk star is £62million, but is still well below the Ukrainian side's asking price.

Despite the Gunners having already agreed personal terms over a five-year deal, worth around £120k-a-week, with Mudryk, Chelsea are set to enter the fray having already started discussions.

If the Blues agree to meet the asking price, around £60million with another £20million in add-ons, and offer better terms than the Gunners they could pip the Premier League leaders to the deal.

And Shakhtar sporting director, Darijo Srna, is set to travel to London for talks this week.

Todd Boehly is set to spend big this month in order to help Graham Potter turn their poor form around.

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Benfica's World Cup winning midfielder, Enzo Fernandez, is a target, but they may not have the funds to sign both the Argentine and Mudryk in the same window.

Mudryk has long teased a move to The Emirates, having openly discussed his desire to join the club as well as posting pictures of him watching recent games on social media.

A move to join Mikel Arteta's side is still Mudryk's preference, but the feeling is The Gunners are still a long way off.

The north Londoners remain confident a deal can be struck this month and are pushing to agree terms before Shakhtar travel to Turkey next week for a training camp.

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However, Chelsea's talks could mean the saga drags on across the window.

The winger has 10 goals and eight assists in 18 appearances in all competitions this season and is Arsenal's No1 target this month.

The Gunners are in need of a forward to take the burden off of Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli, who have played almost every game this term, especially following Gabriel Jesus' knee surgery.

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