Arsenal submit new bid of £62million bid, plus add-ons, for Mykhaylo Mudryk and Instagram story suggests he’s praying for transfer to be completed

    Arsenal have made another offer to Shakhtar Donetsk, believed to be worth around £62million, for Mykhaylo Mudryk.

    The Premier League leaders have held a long-standing interest in the 21-year-old and are keen to seal a deal this month.

    Arsenal have stepped up their efforts to sign Mudryk

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    Arsenal have stepped up their efforts to sign Mudryk

    Shakhtar rejected their first offer of around £57m for the Ukrainian, but negotiations continued.

    Arsenal’s second bid still fell short of the player’s valuation but the north London side have remained confident of securing a transfer.

    They have by no means halted their efforts, with journalist Fabrizio Romano reporting their new offer is around £62m, plus add-ons.

    And in an Instagram story, which was then deleted, the player posted a praying emoji following news of the new bid.

    Negotiations between Arsenal and Shakhtar are said to be ongoing in regards to the add-ons.

    There are also thought to not be any issues when it comes to personal terms, with Mudryk wanting to make the move to north London.

    Romano posted a screen shot of Mudryk’s Instagram story, which is no longer visible

    Romano posted a screen shot of Mudryk’s Instagram story, which is no longer visible

    He even recently dropped a huge hint over the transfer by uploading an Instagram video of him watching the Gunners’ 3-1 win against West Ham on Boxing Day.

    talkSPORT transfer expert Alex Crook believes Mudryk’s move to Arsenal will happen.

    Premier League rivals Chelsea have also been linked with the player, however, the west London club – who signed Joao Felix on loan – have yet to submit a bid for him.

    Mudryk has ten goals and eight assists in 18 games for Shakhtar so far this season, five of those contributions have come in six Champions League games.

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