Ben Jacobs gives update on Mykhaylo Mudryk to Arsenal after third bid
That bid has not yet had a response but he says there is now some consensus over how much guaranteed money the Gunners are going to stump up up front.
But the Ukrainian club have told their winger that it is business as usual, and he is with them in a training camp in Turkey.
He says that the upfront fee was improved but not as much as €70m (£62 million) and Arsenal hope the framework for a deal can be worked around this.
Arsenal make third bid for Mudryk
The consistent theme we are hearing this month is that Arsenal are willing to be patient over Mudryk and their confidence has never wavered that they will get him.
Shakhtar have been publicly quoting 100 million euros but there has always been confidence that the Gunners would not be paying that for the wideman.
Chelsea’s interest does not seem to be a serious threat at this stage, unless they make an impulse reaction to last night’s defeat at Fulham.
Shakhtar have told Mudryk it's business as usual hence why he flew to the training camp in Turkey. But Arsenal very optimistic. They still don't believe the final price will be as high as Shakhtar's public valuation or view #CFC (who haven't bid to date) as a threat.— Ben Jacobs (@JacobsBen) January 12, 2023
The Blues got ahead of Arsenal for Joao Felix, but he was sent off on his debut last night to compound the tough time for the club right now.
But Mudryk has always made his commitment to joining Arsenal clear and as we approach the halfway stage of the transfer window, there is no need for Arsenal to panic.
They have two huge games ahead but it seems they will not have Mudryk in time for Sunday’s north London derby, and it remains to be seen whether he will be in place for the visit of Manchester United the following weekend.
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