January 04 News According to the latest report from London Evening Standard Arsenal reporter Simon Collings
, Arsenal have been told to increase the transfer fee offer for Mudrick.
The Gunners have been in talks over a move for Mudrik, but their latest bid of around £60million for the Ukraine international is certain to be rejected.
Shakhtar’s asking price is close to 85 million pounds, and after Chelsea may join the competition for Mudrick, they are even more confident.
Chelsea have held talks with Shakhtar Donetsk chief executive Sergei Palkin, who the Evening Standard understands has played a key role in the negotiations, with Chelsea’s interest likely to drive up the price.
Shakhtar director Daricho Srna will hold talks with Chelsea in London this week as the Blues consider a move.
Srna is often in London because his family lives there.
And Miners will hope that any future transfer fee for Mudrick will be delivered in the manner expected to be paid, which could derail any potential move from Chelsea.
The Blues are already in talks to bring in Enzo Fernandes for £112million, and they hope the transfer fee will be paid in a way that complies with UEFA’s FFP standards.
Negotiations are set to continue this week, with Arsenal hoping to complete the deal as soon as possible.