Arsenal have made it clear that in January their number one target is Shakhtar Donetsk forward Mykhaylo Mudryk.
The Gunners are targeting the winger following his impressive breakout season in Ukraine.
The 21-year-old has seven goals in 12 league appearances and also three goals in the Champions League this term.
However, the north London club are now facing one big barrier in their pursuit of the Ukrainian.
“Arsenal are pushing for him, but there is an issue...”
It is understood that Shakhtar are demanding massive money for Mudryk.
The Ukrainian club are looking in the same region as what Manchester City paid for Jack Grealish.
City paid £100 million for Grealish back in 2021.
However, both the club and the player are pushing for Shakhtar to allow the move to happen.
Mudryk seems to be very keen on a move to the Emirates, which could significantly work in Arsenal’s favour.
Mikel Arteta’s side also remain confident of reaching an agreement and understand it is likely that they will have to pay a club-record fee.
Journalist Graeme Bailey claims: “Mudryk is pushing for [his] Arsenal move and Arsenal are pushing for him, but there is an issue over the fee.
“Shakhtar Donetsk are demanding Jack Grealish money.
“Arsenal expect they can strike a deal, but know they are likely to have to agree a club-record deal.”
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