Shakhtar understood to be seeking at least £30m for forward
Arsenal have cooled interest as they prioritise midfield signing
Brentford are renewing attempts to sign their long-term target Mykhaylo Mudryk from Shakhtar Donetsk before Thursday’s transfer deadline after seeing earlier offers rejected.
The lightning-quick Mudryk, a 21-year-old forward who can play across the front line, has attracted heavy interest from around Europe. Shakhtar rebuffed bids from Brentford last winter and are understood to be seeking at least £30m. The Bees have not gone away and are looking at ways to complete a deal that would break their transfer record.