Arsenal report: Gunners dealt blow as other clubs eye Mykhaylo Mudryk

Mykhailo Mudryk
Mykhailo Mudryk celebrates a goal for Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League (Image credit: Getty)

Arsenal have been warned that they are not the only club interested in signing Mykhailo Mudryk from Shakhtar Donetsk in the January transfer window.

The Gunners are ready to renew their interest in the Ukraine international, whom they were heavily linked with in the summer.

Mikel Arteta's side are five points clear at the top of the Premier League and the manager wants to bolster his squad when the market reopens for business next month.

But according to the Daily Mail (opens in new tab), Arsenal are not the only show in town when it comes to potential destinations for the 21-year-old.

Mudryk, who is valued at £85m by Shakhtar and £35m by Transfermarkt (opens in new tab), caught the eye with his performances in the group phase of the Champions League, in which he scored three goals and provided two assists.

However, the aforementioned report states that Shakhtar are yet to receive any formal offers for their prized asset, who could stay put until the end of the campaign.

And Arsenal would have to fight off competition from several major clubs around Europe to land the winger, who has admitted he would be open to a move to the Premier League. 

"From a purely hypothetical perspective if there was the option of being a bench player for Real Madrid (opens in new tab) or a starter for Arsenal, I’d probably choose Arsenal," the youngster told Vlada Sedan's YouTube (opens in new tab) channel.

Arteta's side will resume their Premier League title tilt against West Ham (opens in new tab) on Boxing Day.

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The Gunners, Chelsea and Liverpool (opens in new tab) have all been strongly linked with Yunus Musah, who impressed for the USA at World Cup 2022.

Barcelona are said to be keeping tabs on Gabriel Martinelli (opens in new tab), who will enter the final year of his contract at the end of the season.

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Greg Lea

Greg Lea is a freelance football journalist who's filled in wherever FourFourTwo needs him since 2014. He became a Crystal Palace fan after watching a 1-0 loss to Port Vale in 1998, and once got on the scoresheet in a primary school game against Wilfried Zaha's Whitehorse Manor (an own goal in an 8-0 defeat).