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Chelsea all but confirm arrival of Mykhailo Mudryk in an 88m deal

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Finally, they asked fans to ‘show love’ to Mudryk and posted a bizarre statement

The club have also changed their Instagram bio to include Mudryk’s handle

Chelsea teased the signing on social media by quote tweeting with an eyes emoji

Shakhtar’s English language Twitter account stated that the move is ‘very close’

The Blues are set to complete an £88million deal for the 22-year-old winger

Chelsea appear to have all but confirmed the signing of Mykhailo Mudryk

Chelsea have all but confirmed the arrival of Shakhtar Donetsk winger Mykhailo Mudryk after posting a series of bizarre cryptic messages on their social media channels before the move is confirmed.

The London-based side have made a conscious effort to hijack Arsenal‘s mega-money move for the winger in recent days, and seem to be on the cusp of confirming his arrival in a whopping £88million deal.

Shakhtar have also been involved in the teasing of the news, sharing photos of the 22-year-old being given a guard of honour by his team-mates and tweeting that the club are ‘very close’ to agreeing a deal for him to leave.

Chelsea have all but confirmed the arrival of Shakhtar Donetsk winger Mykhailo Mudryk Chelsea have all but confirmed the arrival of Shakhtar Donetsk winger Mykhailo Mudryk

Chelsea have all but confirmed the arrival of Shakhtar Donetsk winger Mykhailo Mudryk

Shakhtar Donetsk announced that a deal that will see Mudryk move to Chelsea is 'very close' Shakhtar Donetsk announced that a deal that will see Mudryk move to Chelsea is 'very close'

Shakhtar Donetsk announced that a deal that will see Mudryk move to Chelsea is ‘very close’

The west London club seemingly confirmed that news that a deal is imminent by quote tweeting Shakhtar's announcement The west London club seemingly confirmed that news that a deal is imminent by quote tweeting Shakhtar's announcement

The west London club seemingly confirmed that news that a deal is imminent by quote tweeting Shakhtar’s announcement

It only takes a glance at Chelsea’s Instagram page to notice a difference to their outlay from before, with their bio on the site deleted and replaced with Mudryk’s handle, @mmudryk10.

The Blues also asked fans to ‘show love’ to Mudryk on Instagram, posting an image of the player to their 37.2million followers. 

Blues chiefs travelled to Poland on Saturday to conduct discussions with the Ukrainian club on regarding signing the 22-year-old.

They also changed removed their Instagram bio and replaced it with Mudryk's handle on the social media platform They also changed removed their Instagram bio and replaced it with Mudryk's handle on the social media platform

They also changed removed their Instagram bio and replaced it with Mudryk’s handle on the social media platform

Chelsea went onto ask Blues fans to show love to the 22-year-old on their Instagram account Chelsea went onto ask Blues fans to show love to the 22-year-old on their Instagram account

Chelsea went onto ask Blues fans to show love to the 22-year-old on their Instagram account

Shakhtar, meanwhile, on their English Twitter page, posted: ‘FC Shakhtar president Rinat Akhmetov and Chelsea co-owner Behdad Eghbali discussed Mykhailo Mudryk’s transfer to Chelsea FC today.

‘Parties are very close to agree(ing) on player’s transfer to the club.’

Chelsea however were in the mood for more teases, replying to the post with an ‘eyes’ emoji, suggesting they are more-than-confident a deal will be done. 

Finally, the Blues, in unusual fashion, shared an intriguing post on their club website, which read: ‘Chelsea are discussing terms with Shakhtar Donetsk for the transfer of Mykhailo Mudryk.

‘Should a deal be agreed between the two clubs then the Ukrainian international, who can operate as a winger or a forward, will discuss personal terms with the Blues ahead of a permanent transfer.’

According to Sky Sports, Chelsea Eghbali and director of global transfers Paul Winstanley took Mudryk back from the negotiations with a medical planned for tomorrow.

He is set to be unveiled before the Blues’ game against Crystal Palace. 

Mudryk had previously been linked with a move to Arsenal with the club submitting three bids for the winger Mudryk had previously been linked with a move to Arsenal with the club submitting three bids for the winger

Mudryk had previously been linked with a move to Arsenal with the club submitting three bids for the winger

The news comes just days after it appeared that the player would instead be heading to North London after Arsenal tabled a third bid that could reach £80million for the player

Mikel Arteta’s side were said to be Mudryk’s preferred destination, and the Spaniard sent Gunners fans into a frenzy online after he seemingly confirmed that a deal to land his top target for the January window was close during a press conference earlier this week.

Speaking after Monday night’s FA Cup victory over Oxford United, Arteta reaffirmed his desire to bring in attacking reinforcements with summer signing Gabriel Jesus still unavailable after suffering an injury on international duty at the World Cup.

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