'In the last few hours': Romano shares fresh update on Mudryk to Arsenal transfer talks
Fabrizio Romano has taken to Twitter with an exclusive update on Arsenal and Mykhaylo Mudryk.
The transfer insider reported that the Gunners have submitted a new bid for the Shakhtar Donetsk star.
This took place “in the last few hours”, wrote Romano.
In addition, Arsenal and Shakhtar are “getting closer” to a breakthrough, although he stressed it hadn’t happened yet.
Nonetheless, talks between the Gunners and Mudryk’s club are “ongoing”, and they remain favourites for the player.
Chelsea, who joined Arsenal in the race for the 21-year-old, haven’t made an official bid, “as things stand”.
Romano then posted a follow-up tweet, claiming Arsenal had bid €70million (£62.2million) plus add-ons.
Mudryk to Arsenal on the right track – TBR View
We’re now edging towards the halfway point of the January transfer window. And things certainly seem to be heading in the right direction regarding Arsenal and Mudryk.
There probably haven’t been many players who have hinted towards wanting to join a club as much as Mudryk has done towards the Gunners.
The player could be spotted on his TV in an edited photo of himself wearing an Arsenal shirt, holding up a sign with his name on it.
At the same time, Shakhtar aren’t giving much away as they negotiate for the potential sale of their player.
Admittedly, while their hardball stance will no doubt be frustrating many Arsenal fans, you can’t blame them for wanting to get as much as they can from their star asset.
Nonetheless, the reports making the rounds all seem to be heading towards a favourable conclusion.
Obviously it’s not completed yet, and there hasn’t been a breakthrough yet, but so far so good in these negotiations.