CHELSEA have hijacked Arsenal’s bid for Mykhailo Mudryk as they reached an agreement with Shakhtar Donetsk.

The Gunners had been leading the race for Mudryk, who is their top transfer target to boost their Premier League title hunt.

Chelsea have hijacked Arsenal's bid to sign Shakhtar Donetsk star Mykhailo Mudryk

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Chelsea have hijacked Arsenal’s bid to sign Shakhtar Donetsk star Mykhailo MudrykCredit: Getty
Chelsea reached a €100million (£89m) deal to sign Mykhailo Mudryk

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Chelsea reached a €100million (£89m) deal to sign Mykhailo MudrykCredit: Rex

According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, however, the Blues have stolen a march on their London rivals by flying to Poland to hold showdown talks with Shakhtar.

And the West Londoners have reached a deal with the Ukrainian giants worth €100million (£89m).

Chelsea also seem to have agreed with the player who will fly to London to undergo a medical before putting pen to paper on a seven-year deal, as per The Athletic’s David Ornstein.

Romano tweeted: “Chelsea have reached an agreement with Shakhtar Donetsk for Mudryk. €100m fee agreed between parties today after mission.

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“Chelsea now pushing on player side — as Mudryk priority has always been Arsenal.

“AFC bid remains €95m add ons included.”

That is after Arsenal had two offers turned down for Mudryk and launched a third reportedly worth a club record £84m.

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SunSport recently revealed Chelsea were looking to move in for Mudryk and hold talks with his Shakhtar officials.

The Ukraine international has long teased a move to Arsenal having openly discussed his desire to join as well as posting pictures watching the Gunners’ games on social media.





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