Chelsea have reached an agreement with Ukrainian club, Shakhtar Donetsk for Mykhailo Mudryk after meeting the €100 Million price valuation put forward by the club.
The financial package, according to sources in the English media, is reportedly €70m + €30m add-ons.
The duration of the contract is said to be seven years contract agreed.
The player who had been vocal about his preference to play for Arsenal is now expected to fly from Istanbul, Turkey to London to undergo the mandatory medical examination and discuss personal details with the hierarchy at Stamford Bridge.
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The deal has not been signed yet but most sources in England indicate that it is a done deal as Arsenal only put €95 Million on the table.
The Gunners were willing to pay €60 Million upfront and €35 in add-ons.
Arsenal director Edu Gaspar had flown out to Warsaw, Poland on Friday evening in an attempt to finally secure the services of Mykhalyo Mudryk for the Premier League leaders, according to Italian media outlet, Tuttomercatoweb.
With Ukraine still under fire from Russia, Shakhtar Donetsk have spent most of the last 12 months stationed over the border in Poland.
They played their home matches in the Champions League group-stages at Legia Warsaw’s Stadion Wojska Polskiego.
And, while Mudryk and the rest of the Shakhtar squad are currently training in Turkey as the Ukrainian Premier League takes a break for the winter, the club’s bosses are presumably still working out of Poland.
Shakhtar Donetsk were bent on their £88 million valuation of the player but negotiations have dragged on.
Despite Chelsea’s best efforts to hijack the deal, there is growing confidence that Arsenal are close to an agreement with Shakhtar Donetsk over a January deal for Mudryk due to his preference.
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