Chelsea just cannot stop spending and they look set to take their transfer spend for this season to over 400 million euros by sealing a deal for Shakhtar Donetsk winger Mijailo Mudryk.
The club have already invested 355.5m euros this season in the signings of Wesley Fofana (80.4m euros), Marc Cucurella (65.3m euros), Raheem Sterling (56.2m euros) and Kalidou Koulibaly (38m euros) in the summer.
In January, Benoit Badiashile (38m euros), Andrey Santos (12.5m euros), David Fofana (12m euros) and Joao Felix (on loan, 11, euros) have all joined, and the Blues are about to pull off another coup with the signing of Mudryk.
Chelsea‘s crisis on the field leaves them 10th in the Premier League, eight points off Europe and 10 points off the Champions League after one win in the last nine games.
It has led them to spend heavily in the transfer market with Graham Potter‘s position looking insecure.
The signing of Mudryk would be another contribution from Todd Boehly that would likely mean that he has exceeded 400m euros spent on transfers in his first season in charge of the team.
Arsenal lose the battle for Mudryk
Just when it looked like Arsenal were first in the race to land the 22-year-old Ukrainian midfielder, Chelsea travelled to Poland to meet with Shakhtar‘s top brass.
According to Fabrizio Romano, the deal could close for around 100 million euros.
The player is already flying to London to sign a contract that would tie him to the Stamford Bridge club until 2030, according to the Italian journalist.
Talks in Poland for Mudryk
Shakhtar themselves announced that Mudryk is « very close » to the English side.
« FC Shakhtar president Rinat Akhmetov and Chelsea co-owner Behdad Eghbali discussed Mykhailo Mudryk‘s transfer to Chelsea FC today, » a tweet from the Ukrainian club said
« Parties are very close to agree on player’s transfer to the club. »
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