Arsenal agree Mykhaylo Mudryk transfer with talks over fee with Shakhtar Donetsk continuing ahead of January switch | The Sun

ARSENAL have reached an agreement with Shakhtar Donetsk to sign Mykhaylo Mudryk, according to reports.

The transfer for the Ukrainian winger could go through in January with talks well underway.

Journalist Nicolo Schira claims that the Gunners have a deal "in principle" for the 21-year-old.

It has been reported that discussions are continuing over the transfer fee.

Shakhtar supposedly want £85million for him but Arsenal are confident they will lower their demands.

Manager Mikel Arteta is desperate to bolster his squad in the approaching transfer window as the club look to maintain their title challenge.

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With Gabriel Jesus out injured for some time due to knee surgery, there was fears that Arsenal could postpone their move for Mudryk and instead sign a striker.

But it appears the North Londoners will stick to their plan and buy their No.1 target, who they tried to purchase in the summer.

Mudryk has been in good form for Shakhtar, particularly impressing in the Champions League.

The quick and tricky winger netted three goals and assisted a further two in six group stage games.

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He is also scoring for fun in the Ukrainian League, finding the back of the net on seven occasions in 12 matches as Shakhtar look to retain the league title.

Reports suggest Newcastle are also keen on Mudryk and that Arsenal need to move quick with plenty of teams battling it out for his signature.

However, the player himself has stated that he would be tempted by a move to Arsenal providing he gets enough of opportunities to play.

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