Chelsea are set to beat Arsenal to the signing of Shakhtar Donetsk winger Mykhailo Mudryk after the Ukrainian outfit confirmed a deal was very close.
The Blues have reportedly seen an £85million bid accepted for the winger, beating out rivals Arsenal.
The Shakhtar Donetsk statement read: “FC Shakhtar president Rinat Akhmetov and Chelsea co-owner Behdad Eghbali discussed Mykhailo Mudryk’s transfer to Chelsea FC today.
“Parties are very close to agree on [the] player’s transfer to the club.”
The Gunner’s looked on the verge of reaching an agreement for Mudryk, who had been dropping hints of a move to Mikel Arteta’s side on social media.
However, Chelsea have swooped in front and now look set to sign the Ukrainian livewire.
Should they complete the transfer, it would be the West London side’s fourth signing of the January transfer window, having already secured the services of Benoit Badiashile, David Fofana and Andrey Santos.