On Saturday, the transfer market took a surprising turn when it was revealed that Chelsea appeared to have effectively sabotaged Arsenal’s attempt to sign Shakhtar Donetsk winger Mykhailo Mudryk. This news came as quite a surprise.
The discussions between the Ukrainian club and the Polish club over the 22-year-old were initially reported to have taken place by Fabrizio Romano. The Blues traveled to Poland for the meetings.
Mudryk’s name has been brought up a lot in connection with a move to the Gunners, but there was no sign that a deal had been made, so other teams could still try to sign him.
And now, according to a new report from The Athletic, the Blues have in fact reached a deal for the player that will be worth a total of 100 million euros.
Mudryk is now on his way to London to finish his medical exam in preparation for being the 13th player signed by Chelsea since Todd Boehly took ownership of the club. If the agreement with Chelsea is finalized, it will keep Mudryk at Stamford Bridge for the next seven years.
It is a devastating blow for Mikel Arteta, but it provides Graham Potter with a significant boost as the Blues aim to develop their team and move up the table from their current position in tenth place.