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Chelsea beat Arsenal to complete FOURTH signing of January

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The Blues hope to salvage their disappointing campaign after a busy transfer window.

Chelsea have completed a €100m move to sign Mykhaylo Mudryk from Shakhtar Donetsk.

Mudryk was Arsenal‘s top target for the January transfer window. But Chelsea hijacked the move by meeting Shakhtar’s asking price for the young winger.

After three rejected bids from the Gunners, Mudryk officially joined the Blues on Sunday.

“I’m so happy to sign for Chelsea,” Mudryk said. 

“This is a huge club, in a fantastic league and it is a very attractive project for me at this stage of my career. I’m excited to meet my new team-mates. I’m looking forward to working and learning under Graham Potter and his staff.”

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Mudryk arrives at Chelsea on an eight-and-a-half-year contract, becoming the most expensive winter transfer in the club’s history.

The Ukrainian winger follows Datro Fofana, Benoit Badiashile and Andrey Santos, and Joao Felix, who have joined Chelsea in the current transfer window.

Chelsea’s new owners have failed to make a decent first impression after taking over the club in the summer. After the shock sacking of Thomas Tuchel earlier this season, the Blues have struggled to regain their form under Graham Potter.

Mudryk is a key signing for Chelsea, who have dealt with goalscoring issues throughout the campaign. The 22-year-old will be available to play for the Blues when they take on Liverpool next weekend.