SHAKHTAR DONESTK chief Carlo Nicolini has confirmed that Arsenal are interested in Mykhaylo Mudryk.
The Gunners have been consistently linked with the winger recently but they are not the only club interested, claimed Nicolini.
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Speaking to Calciomercato, he said that: “There is interest from Arsenal, I cannot deny it.
“Many clubs have taken an indirect interest in Mudryk without an official offer. There have been a lot of phone calls.”
He went on to rule out a move to Italy for the 21-year-old.
It has been reported that Arsenal lead the race to buy the star and that they have opened talks with Shakhtar about signing him.
Negotiations are underway but the Ukrainian team want £85million.
Arsenal are hoping they lower their demands with Mikel Arteta supposedly hopeful a deal can happen.
With the North London side pushing for the Premier League title, Mudryk is seen as key to bolstering the squad and he is the club’s No.1 target.
He has impressed in the Champions League, netting three and assisting two in six group stage matches.
Additionally, Mudryk has taken the Ukrainian league by storm, scoring seven and registering six assists in only 12 games this season.
The player, who has bags of pace and trickery, appears keen on a move to England.
Mudryk told Vlada Sedan’s YouTube channel: “From a purely hypothetical perspective if there was the option of being a bench player for Real Madrid or a starter for Arsenal, I’d probably choose Arsenal.”