As initially reported by Ukrainian reporter, Yehor Danylov, Arsenal have now made an improved second bid for Mykhaylo Mudryk, with Shakhtar Donetsk considering whether to accept or continue negotiations.
Arsenal’s first bid which was rejected by the Ukrainian side last week was confirmed by Fabrizio Romano to be £40m upfront + £20m worth of add-ons.
Arsenal have improved their proposal to sign Mykhaylo Mudryk, confirmed — as talks are on after €40m plus €20m bid rejected. 🚨⚪️🔴 #AFC
It’s up to Shakhtar now, as @yehor__d reported.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 2, 2023
Despite Chelsea’s interest, Mudryk has his heart set on a move to Arsenal who remain the number one priority for the player with personal terms already agreed.
Ben Jacobs also reported today that the second bid from Arsenal remains under £70m, however The Gunners are optimistic a deal will get done.
The key for Arsenal to get their man is the structure of the deal. Shaktar want around £55m upfront, Arsenal’s initial bid was £15m short of that.
Arsenal have now made a second bid for Mykhaylo Mudryk. Told the total package remains under €70m. #AFC optimistic a deal will get done and for far less than the €100m Shakhtar are publicly quoting. Key to success is the structure. Shakhtar want around €55m upfront. pic.twitter.com/7iGtzqhZ7a
— Ben Jacobs (@JacobsBen) January 2, 2023