Arsenal have £57m bid for Mykhaylo Mudryk rejected by Shakhtar Donetsk

Arsenal have £57m bid for Mykhaylo Mudryk rejected by Shakhtar Donetsk… as Ukrainian side hold out for £85m amid interest from several clubs in 21-year-old winger

  • Arsenal have submitted a £57million bid for Ukrainian star Mykhaylo Mudryk
  • Shakhtar Donetsk have turned down Arsenal’s opening offer for Mudryk 
  • Mudryk is interested in securing a January move to the Premier League leaders
  • Mikel Arteta is keen to strengthen his squad in January to maintain a title push 

Arsenal opening bid for Shakhtar Donetsk winger Mykhaylo Mudryk, believed to be worth £57million, has been rejected by the Ukrainian club.

Mikel Arteta is keen to add attacking reinforcements during the January transfer window as Arsenal look to cement their place at the top of the Premier League.

They are one of several clubs to have begun talks with Shakhtar over a move for the 21-year-old, who has made clear his interest in joining the north London side.

Arsenal have submitted a £57million bid for Shakhtar Donestk winger Mykhaylo Mudryk

Mudryk is showing an interest in Arsenal and the 21-year-old watched their win vs West Ham

Arsenal made their first move for the Ukraine international this week but Shakhtar, who are keen to receive as much as £85m, have turned the bid down.

As reported by Sportsmail, Shakhtar president Rinat Akhmetov will have the final say on any deal.

There is, however, an expectation that an agreement could be reached next month.

Mudryk is keen on a move to the Gunners but Shakhtar are expected to demand more for him

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has already expressed his desire to strengthen in January

Mudryk posted a picture on social media on Boxing Day, showing he was watching Arsenal’s victory over West Ham.

Arteta, who faces around three months without Gabriel Jesus, was coy on a possible deal after that win, saying: ‘We said that we will try to find ways to strengthen the team… we will find the right players and that is all I can say.’

Mudryk (left) has scored ten goals this season including three strikes in the Champions League

Arsenal are keen to bring in attacking reinforcements with Gabriel Jesus out with a knee injury

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