Shakhtar Donetsk confirm Arsenal interest in Mykhailo Mudryk ahead of the January transfer window


    Shakhtar Donetsk winger Mykhailo Mudryk is one of Arsenal's top targets
    Shakhtar Donetsk winger Mykhailo Mudryk is one of Arsenal’s top targets (AFP via Getty)

    Shakhtar Donetsk’s deputy sporting director Carlo Nicolini has confirmed Arsenal’s interest in Mykhailo Mudryk ahead of the January transfer window.

    Earlier this month, reports claimed that the Gunners have made Mudryk their top target for the upcoming window, despite the injury to Gabriel Jesus reducing Mikel Arteta’s options in attack.

    Mudryk, who primarily plays on the left wing, has been in sublime form for Shakhtar this season with 10 goals and eight assists so far.

    Arsenal are understood to be confident of completing a deal for the Ukraine international next month, while the 21-year-old is also keen on making the move to Arteta’s side.

    And now Shakhtar claim Arsenal are among the clubs who are keen on signing Mudryk.

    Celtic FC v Shakhtar Donetsk: Group F - UEFA Champions League
    Mykhaylo Mudryk has scored 10 goals for Shakhtar Donetsk this season (Getty)

    ‘Mudryk has received the message, like all the other players, to show up for the training camp in Antalya on January 9,’ Nicolini told TVPlay.

    ‘Arsenal’s interest is there, I can’t deny it. However, today he is called up for the first training camp which runs from January 9 to February 9, then in Warsaw we will prepare for the next European games.

    ‘Many clubs have taken an indirect interest in Mudryk, without an official offer. There have been a lot of phone calls.

    ‘I believe that today the Italian teams find it difficult to take a profile like this, both for what it is worth and for the lack of courage in investing in such a profile.’

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