Arsenal have been heavily linked with Shakhtar Donetsk’s Mykhaylo Mudryk in recent days.
On Monday, Fabrizio Romano reported that Arsenal have explored a potential move for Mudryk.
“Keep an eye on top talent Mykhalo Mudryk,” the transfer insider wrote on Twitter.
“Everton had €30million (£25.5million) verbal proposal turned down by Shakhtar Donetsk last week,”
“Arsenal have explored conditions of Mudryk deal a few days ago – but just on player side.
“Many clubs want him, one to watch until the end.”
Arsenal have apparently held talks with Mudryk’s agents and are interested in signing the player.
The report goes on to say that Shakhtar Donetsk are asking for €35million (£30million).
Arsenal target Mudryk – factfile
Mudryk is a 21-year-old winger who was born in the Ukrainian city of Krasnohrad.
He began his footballing journey aged nine with Metalist Kharkiv before moving to Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk.
Mudryk stayed with Dnipro for just two years before moving on to his current side Shakhtar in 2016.
The versatile attacker took in loan spells at Arsenal Kyiv and Desna before breaking into the Shakhtar first team.
Mudryk has 28 competitive senior appearances for Shakhtar, with two goals and 10 appearances to his name.
He has also won five caps for Ukraine.
“Perfect player for teams that love to play an attacking style of football”
Foot The Ball published an in-depth scouting article on Mudryk earlier this summer.
“The 21-year-old is a skilled player that can play anywhere across the front line but prefers the left-wing,” they wrote.
“Mudryk is a perfect player for teams that love to play an attacking style of football.
“He can score goals, but his speciality lies in assists. He can find that killer pass that can split open defences.
“In addition, he can also use his skill and pace to get past defenders.”
Mudryk has been nicknamed ‘the Ukrainian Neymar’.