Arsenal has made an improved offer for Shakhtar Donetsk winger Mykhaylo Mudryk after their initial £55m offer was rejected.
The club is determined to strengthen its team in order to support manager Mikel Arteta’s push for the title.
Mudryk, who is keen to play in England and has expressed a desire to join Arsenal, could be a key addition as the Gunners try to maintain their seven-point lead at the top of the Premier League.
While other European clubs are also interested in the 21-year-old Ukrainian, Arsenal remains the frontrunner for his signature. Shakhtar’s chief executive, Sergei Palkin, has confirmed that negotiations are ongoing.
Arteta, meanwhile, has remained tight-lipped about the situation, stating that he does not want to disrespect the fact that Mudryk still belongs to the Ukrainian club.