Report: Arsenal now make their move to sign 'incredible' player and he wants to join them
The Evening Standard report that Arsenal’s interest in the forward from the summer has now progressed into talks over a swoop.
The big issue is the transfer fee, with Shakhtar Donetsk holding out for £85 million, which would be a club record for the Gunners.
They also do not want to lose their ‘incredible‘ talisman mid-season, with Champions League qualification still on the line at this stage.
Arsenal enter negotiations for Mudryk
The report says that the Ukrainian outfit could soften their stance on the transfer fee and the prospect of letting him leave next month.
That is what Arsenal will be hoping for and if they had not had any encouragement on that score, it is likely talks would not be taking place.
The report also says that Mudryk is interested in joining the Gunners and he has expressed his admiration for the club and what Mikel Arteta is doing there.
Today, journalist Fabrizio Romano gave Caught Offside an update on the interest in the wideman from the Emirates Stadium.
He said: “At the moment it’s Arsenal pushing for Mykhaylo Mudryk but there’s still no advanced negotiation on the fee.”
Arsenal will hope that things progress quickly but it might be a slower process as they look to add to the squad which has taken them five points clear at the top of the Premier League.