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Chelsea push to hijack €100m move for top Arsenal target

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The Blues are not slowing down in their squad reinforcements for the second half of the season.

Chelsea have reportedly made their first bid to sign Mykhailo Mudryk from Shakhtar Donetsk despite heavy interest from Arsenal. 

The Ukrainian side have rejected three offers from Arsenal for Mudryk, with their latest bid being around €95m. The Gunners still hope to finalize a deal for the young winger. 

But they will now have to fend off Chelsea’s attempts to hijack the move with a higher offer.

According to Fabrizio Romano, Chelsea representatives have travelled to Poland to negotiate a deal for Mudryk’s transfer.

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The Sky Sports journalist claims the Blues have already submitted a €100m offer to sign Mudryk. But the player himself is still leaning toward a move to Arsenal.

Since making his senior debut for Shakhtar in 2021, Mudryk has established a reputation as one of the most promising wingers in European football.

This season, the 22-year-old has registered three goals and two assists in his side’s six matches in the Champions League. 

Both Arsenal and Chelsea are dealing with low squad depth in their respective attacking lines. Gabriel Jesus’ absence has put the Gunners’ title dreams in danger, while Chelsea have struggled for attacking consistency under Graham Potter.

Let’s see if Shakhtar manage to ignite a full-on bidding war between the London rivals for Mudryk’s transfer.