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Arsenal blow? Shakhtar Donetsk chief hints at Mudryk valuation with Jack Grealish comparison

Shakhtar Donetsk director Darijo Srna has, late on Sunday, provided a fresh insight into the club’s valuation of attacking sensation Mykhailo Mudryk.

The name of wide-man Mudryk, of course, has taken its place front and centre in the headlines across the continent over the course of the season to date.

This comes with the 21-year-old, hotly tipped for a move to both the Premier League and Serie A during the summer, having begun to showcase his immense talents on European football’s biggest stage.

Across appearances in all six of Shakhtar Donetsk’s Champions League group stage outings, Mudryk directly contributed to five goals.

The latest of these came back in October, courtesy of a spectacular last-gasp equaliser at Celtic Park:

In turn, it has come as little surprise to hear of interest in Mudryk’s signature beginning to mount once more, ahead of the January transfer window swinging open.

And now, as alluded to above, a fresh insight into the kind of fee which the Gunners are likely to be forced to cough up has been provided.

The news, though, may well come as a blow to the transfer team at the Emirates.

Speaking in an interview with Spanish outlet Marca on Sunday, Shakhtar chief Darijo Srna pointed towards the sum paid by Manchester City to land Jack Grealish – in the region of £100 million – as a basis for negotiations for Mudryk:

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Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.

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