ARSENAL are in a huge transfer fight to land top target Mykailo Mudryk.
That’s because Chelsea are reportedly willing to beat ANY offer the Gunners make to Shakhtar Donetsk for the winger.
SunSport exclusively revealed the Blues are attempting to hijack Arsenal’s move for Mudryk, 22.
The exciting forward has his heart set on an Emirates switch after months of talks.
But Chelsea are now set to hold advanced talks with Shakhtar chief Daijo Srna over a Stamford Bridge switch.
And the Independent claims Todd Boehly is prepared to blow Arsenal out of the water by bettering any future offer they make.
Emirates transfer guru Edu has already had a £55million offer rejected by Shakhtar.
And the Ukrainians are expected to snub his latest bid of £62m as they hold out for nearer £88m.
With Chelsea joining the party, Shakhtar can now feel more confident about sticking to their guns.
However, it is also anticipated that the Blues only have a chance of convincing Mudryk to sign should Arsenal pull out of a deal entirely.
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The versatile forward is keen on linking up with international teammate Oleksandr Zinchenko.
At the same time, Arsenal are leading the charge for the Premier League title while Chelsea are languishing in tenth.
But Boehly’s ambitious project of signing the world’s best youngsters could yet convince Mudryk there is another path to follow.