Shakhtar Donetsk chief arrives in London as Chelsea hijack hots up

January 4th, 2023 by Olasunkanmi Ibikunle

Shakhtar Donetsk director Darijo Srna will reportedly be in London this week, according to reports.

The club chief is expected to attend Thursday’s Stamford Bridge clash between Chelsea and Manchester City.

Transfer journalist Fabrizio Romano reports Shakhtar will be communication with the Blues over Mykhaylo Mudryk in the next 24 hours.

Blues’ co-owner Todd Boehly is reportedly prepared to outbid Arsenal for Mudryk.

The Ukraine star is said to have agreed terms with the Gunners.

But so far Arsenal have ‘only’ offered around £62m, whereas Chelsea might be prepared to pay £60m plus £20m add-ons.

Arsenal will need to increase their bid for the winger after Chelsea got involved in the fight for the player.

The Gunners wanted to land the Ukrainian winger for around £60million but Shakhtar want something closer to £85m.

The Standard report that Shakhtar feel their position has been strengthened after the Blues emerged as contenders for Mudryk.

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