Arsenal transfer news: How much does Shakhtar want Modric?

Mykhaylo Mudryk at work with Shakhtar Donetsk.

Arsenal are lining up a move for Shakhtar’s Mikhailo Modric as they look to boost their attack before the transfer window closes.

The Gunners moved on to the 21-year-old after the Wolves informed him that their primary target, Pedro Neto, was not for sale this summer.

Modric is believed to have already agreed to the personal terms of the switch to Emirates but Arsenal have yet to charge a fee with Shakhtar.

The Ukrainian side is reported to want 50 million euros for Modric, having already rejected offers from Arsenal and Brentford in recent days, while the player is alleged to have turned down a move to Everton.

While Arsenal love Modric, they are aware of the financial fair play limitations and would not pay more than their valuation of the winger.

The club is also considering prioritizing the transfer of a midfielder after Mohamed Elneny suffered a serious injury in the win over Fulham.

What are Arsenal’s plans for deadline day?

Offloads are likely to be key for Arsenal as the final day of the transfer window approaches, with a host of players set to leave.

Arsenal are looking to lower their wage bill and could terminate Hector Bellerin’s contract, with Barcelona potentially being a potential destination if terms are agreed.

Ainsley Maitland-Niles is another player who could leave before the deadline, with Southampton leading the race with the England international and West Ham interested too.

Reiss Nelson is another potential departure, and if Arsenal are able to change their fringe players, they may then look to strike a last minute deal.

Danilo is the number one target to replace Elni, but Palmeiras is unwilling to sell the midfielder in mid-season despite rumors of a £20m bid from Arsenal.

Club manager Edu Gaspar has previously spoken of the possibility of any transfers being made only if they represent the club’s financial sense as well as the long-term improvement of the team.

That means Danilo’s move will likely be followed up in January, with Arsenal not wanting to sign a short-term replacement in the meantime.

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