Arsenal are unlikely to meet the current asking price for Shakhtar Donetsk star Mykhaylo Mudryk as the club look to bring in reinforcements in January.
Mudryk is a leading target for the Gunners ahead of the winter transfer window, as Mikel Arteta looks to strengthen his attacking options and take advantage of their position at the top of the Premier League table.
Gabriel Jesus’ injury has heightened the need for additions and Mudryk would add goal threat to the side. The 21-year-old has been in excellent form for Shakhtar this season and starred during this season’s Champions League group stage with three goals and two assists. He has 18 goal contributions in 18 appearances across all competitions.
Arsenal are interested in a deal to sign the winger, but football.london are reporting that the north Londoners are ‘unlikely’ to meet Shakhtar’s current asking price of around £100m.
“Who wants to sign Mudryk has to pay big amount of money, otherwise our president will not sell him,” Shakhtar’s director of football, Darijo Srna, told Marca. “Jack Grealish was sold for more than £100m and Mudryk’s level is not lower.”
Arsenal have also been linked with a move to sign Joao Felix, but the Portugal international is valued at a similar figure by Atletico Madrid. The Gunners are also keen to recruit a midfielder in January and could be forced to look at alternative options should the asking prices for Mudryk and Felix not reduce.