Shakhtar Donetsk hold Mudryk transfer talks in London with 'multiple clubs' as Arsenal make winger No1 target | The Sun
14th December 2022

SHAKHTAR DONETSK have reportedly been holding talks in London with “multiple clubs” over a transfer for top Arsenal target Mykhaylo Mudryk.

The Athletic claims numerous sides are stepping up their interest in the talented Ukrainian winger, with the Gunners putting him top of their shopping list.

And Shakhtar chief Sergei Palkin has held talks with several sides in London this week over a mega-money deal.

Mudryk, 21, has emerged as one of Europe’s top talents with 11 goals in 19 games this season.

Arsenal are understood to be leading the chase for the versatile attacker.

But SunSport exclusively revealed last month that Manchester United are also keeping tabs on Mudryk’s situation.

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One sticking point for interested parties is that Shakhtar want an eye-watering £88million for their star man.

That’s despite Arsenal and Co hoping to shake hands for around £40m.

And Palkin admits there is only a 50 per cent chance that Mudryk leaves Shakhtar in January due to the huge gap in valuation.

He told the Athletic: “To be honest, I do not know [if Mudryk will go].

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“At the moment, we are quite far from what we want and what clubs propose.

“It’s not so far but it is not what we need. We have discussions. One club, another club, they negotiate.

“We are in the process. Will it close this month? I don’t know. There is maybe 50-50 with regards to the winter transfer window.

“I don’t want to talk about figures now. We are in discussions. We have interest from some English clubs and we are in the process.”

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