January 14 According to the latest report by the famous Times reporter Gary Jacob, Arsenal are confident
Sign Mudrik in time for the winger to feature against Manchester United the following Sunday.
The clubs have yet to agree on the details of the deal, but it is expected to be worth £80m, and with Shakhtar Donetsk having accepted Arsenal’s overall offer, a deal could be reached soon.
Arsenal face Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday and could face an initial fee in excess of £50m, with Miners hoping for a higher advance.
What’s more, there is an add-on fee that they actually pay, so the bonus clause is expected to include Arsenal qualifying for the Premier League or Champions League.
Miners have stuck to their asking price in part because they have lost an appeal against FIFA’s emergency transfer rules, which allow foreign players and coaches to suspend their contracts during the Russia-Ukraine conflict.
The Miners demanded around £45m in damages, but the Court of Arbitration for Sport ruled against them.
Mudrik has agreed a five-year deal and has made no secret of his desire to move on social media.
He has scored 18 goals in all competitions this season and helped Shakhtar finish second in the league, five points behind Dnipro 1 as they try to regain the title.
Only the top two teams qualify for the UEFA Champions League.