Arsenal are confident of signing Mykhaylo Mudryk in time for him to face Manchester United next week, with more talks planned today, according to reports.
The Times report that Arsenal are confident of landing a deal for Mykhaylo Mudryk in time for him to be in contention to play against Manchester United next week on Sunday.
Though there are still details to be agreed, Shakhtar Donetsk reportedly accept that it will be done soon.
The Times and The Guardian both report that Arsenal will pay an upfront fee of more than £50m, with the total fee including add-ons rising to as much as £80m.
Those bonus clauses are expected to include Arsenal winning the Premier League, and qualifying for the Champions League, possibilities which are on the cards for the Gunners this season.
Ben Jacobs reports that those close to Mudryk say he’s desperate to make his debut against Manchester United, and his teammates were previously predicting he’d score a north London derby winner – before negotiations dragged on this long.
Fabrizio Romano claims new talks will take place in the coming hours for Mudryk, with Arsenal and Shakhtar to discuss the add-ons structure of a deal.
Romano adds that Arsenal want to get the deal done as soon as possible, with the player also now insisting on a swift conclusion.
The Gunners and Mudryk have already agreed on personal terms, so as soon as the club-to-club talks are done, they will only be a medical away from finalising the move.