Arsenal were heavily linked with a move to sign Shakhtar Donetsk winger Mykhaylo Mudryk in the summer, and the Ukrainian’s price tag has now shot up, claims Fabrizio Romano.

Mikel Arteta was very keen to sign a new wide player before the transfer window shut last month. Pedro Neto was reported as our top target, but there was interest in Mudryk as well, who has been sensational this season.

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Fabrizio Romano says Arsenal target Mykhaylo Mudryk’s price has shot up

Mudryk has been in fine form for Shakhtar this season. He has scored three goals and provided seven assists in just nine games in all competitions, and he’s certainly making his mark.

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It is no surprise at all that Arsenal were reportedly keen to sign him in the summer.

Romano claims he was available for a fee in the region of £34 million plus add-ons, but after his brilliant start to the season, the 21-year-old will cost considerably more.

The journalist has claimed on CaughtOffside: “Shakhtar Donetsk wanted around €50 million (£43m) for him in August, probably €40m (£34m) plus add-ons were enough.

“Today, I’m sure they want way more than €50 million for their star, it could probably be as high as €60-€65 million (£52.2m- £56.6m).”

If Arsenal do pay that amount, he will become our third-most expensive player of all time after Nicolas Pepe and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

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The Insider’s View:

Mudryk really is a special talent.

The 21-year-old has been linked with a whole host of clubs over the last few months including Arsenal, but we can’t see the Gunners paying that big a fee for someone who will come in as a backup.

If the price tag can be sorted out in the best way for all parties, Mudryk would be a really good signing for us. He fits the profile we usually look for, he would be a quality backup to Gabriel Martinelli, and with his countryman Oleksandr Zinchenko by his side, he’ll have all the help he needs.

It will be interesting to see what will happen with Mudryk in January, but as things stand, we can’t see Arsenal paying that much money for him.

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