Ukrainian side Shakhtar Donetsk have warned that it will cost sides over 100m euros to tempt them into selling star talent Mykhaylo Mudryk following interest from Manchester City, Arsenal, Brentford and Everton.
The 21 year old was subject to a bid from Brentford in the dying days of the summer window, thought to be around 30m euros, but was valued at closer to 50m euros at the time.
Since then, he has continued his rise to prominence on the Champions League stage, with three goals and two assists in five outings even as his side have only managed to win once and look destined for a Europa League spot.
Mudryk has also found the net three times and has grabbed a further five assists in the Ukrainian top flight as his star continues on its meteoric rise.
And, speaking after their most recent clash in the Champions League, Shakhtar Donetsk deputy sporting director Carlo Nicolini has warned that it would take an eyewatering amount to land the star in the coming transfer window, adding that Manchester City and Arsenal have both taken an interest in Mudryk already this season.
“Now it is easy to observe him, but it was possible to do it before. The Italians bring low proposals, we don’t even sit down to negotiate”, he told Italian outlet Calcio Mercato.
“There are many English candidates, there are the Spanish on duty, the French on duty, but now it takes the right amount to take him away. Together with [Kylian] Mbappe, [Rafael] Leao and Vinicius, Mudryk is the strongest player in that position.”
“Oscillating between Arsenal and Manchester City? They are two teams that have taken an interest in the player. But there are also other clubs that can spend right away.
“Is €40m enough to buy him? We do not speak to these figures. Not even for €50m, we don’t even call the president to communicate the offer. We value Mudryk more than Antony of Manchester United, who cost €100m.
“We are not obliged to sell, we do not want to make phenomena. We don’t want to shoot figures that aren’t realistic. But in this team, he is the most decisive. If you want to take on certain players who make a difference in the top clubs, you also need the right money.”