Shakhtar Donetsk reportedly wants at least €70 million to sanction a sale for Mykhaylo Mudryk, with Arsenal tabling another improved bid.

According to Tutto Mercato, Arsenal’s previous offer of €60 million was deemed insufficient by Shakhtar Donetsk, who may want at least €70 million for Mykhaylo Mudryk. The Gunners have since tabled an improved bid, with Fabrizio Romano insisting they will have a higher base fee plus add-ons.

Arsenal’s chase of Mykhaylo Mudryk is still ongoing, with the club pushing hard to get an agreement with Shakhtar Donetsk. The Ukrainian side have publicly stated they wanted close to €100 million for their prized asset, something the Gunners are unwilling to pay.

The Gunners did launch their first bid on the eve of the West Ham United game, with the offer ranging around €60 million. However, the details later emerged, suggesting the base price was €40 million with another €20 million in add-ons. Shakhtar swiftly rejected the bid as talks between the two clubs continued.

As speculation continued to mount, Mudryk made clear his preference by posting on Instagram twice as Arsenal played West Ham and then Brighton. However, with the player wanting the move, the situation remained in Shakhtar’s hands. According to the report, they sought a significant sale fee. However, the Gunners and the player have personal terms agreed upon already.

The report insists Shakhtar could sell Mudryk if they receive at least €70 million from Arsenal. In the background, Chelsea are also lurking and could make a bid if the Gunners cannot find an agreement for the winger. But, for now, the Ukrainian side believes Arsenal’s offer for the 21-year-old needs to be better.

The Gunners have reportedly tabled another improved offer recently, hoping to please Shakhtar’s stance. Fabrizio Romano insists Arsenal have increased the fixed fee to €50 million plus add-ons. If they have kept the bonuses intact, the offer is close to €70 million, which the report insists could prove enough for Shakhtar to consider.

Tweets from noted journalists suggest that talks held between the two clubs have been positive. Hence, a deal might get agreed upon soon after more tweaks to the current offer. Mudryk wants to sign for Arsenal, and the feeling is mutual in north London.

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