CHELSEA are looking to hijack Arsenal’s bid for Shakhtar Donetsk star Mykhailo Mudryk with a mega-money offer.
The Gunners have been leading the race for Mudryk, who is their top transfer target amid their bid to boost their ongoing Premier League title hunt.
According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, however, the Blues are looking to steal a march on their London rivals by flying to Poland to hold showdown talks with Shakhtar.
The West Londoners are hoping to reach a verbal agreement with the Ukrainian giants.
In fact, Chelsea are willing to splash up to €100million (£89m), which is very close to the winger’s hefty release clause.
Romano tweeted: “Chelsea board now in Poland trying to reach verbal agreement with Shakhtar for Mudryk and hijack the deal! Official bid ready close to €100m.
“Arsenal always been leading the race, in talks with Shakhtar after 3d official bid.
“Mudryk position, now crucial.”
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