The Arsenal Gunners have experienced disappointment in the Mykhailo Mudryk case. Long very close to the English club, the Ukrainian finally signed for Chelsea on Sunday.
To console himself, and still recruit an offensive element, the leader of the Premier League would now have set his sights on Moussa Diaby. According to information reported by Sky Sports, Arsenal took information from Bayer Leverkusen, where the French winger is linked until June 2025. Author of a particularly interesting season (22 games, 8 goals, 4 assists), Moussa Diaby is rated 12th of the Bundesliga to an amount of 100 million euros. Bayer Leverkusen would not actually intend to part with the French international with 8 selections, and only a very high level offer could make the German club give in, which is thinking of parting with the French only in the summer. next.
After dropping Mykhaylo Mudryk for 70M+30 at Chelsea, will Arsenal once again get ahead of the Moussa Diaby case, when the striker was targeted by Manchester United, as well as Chelsea, Tottenham, Newcastle or Manchester City?
Shakhtar deplores Arsenal’s attitude in Mudryk case
Through its general manager, Sergei Palkin, the Ukrainian club revealed for The Athletic why the Gunners ultimately failed to sign Mykhaylo Mudryk this winter. According to the leader of Shakhtar Donetsk, Arsenal did not have a correct attitude by entering into negotiations directly with the player, without going through the club: “Arsenal contacted him and (Mykhaylo) Mudryk started watching some Arsenal games. They contacted the player’s agent and they fulfilled the financial conditions. (…) But negotiations are negotiations. If you haven’t settled everything, you can’t close the deal. We have not filed a formal complaint. They did what they did.”
According to the manager, Chelsea asked Shakhtar for permission to talk to Mykhaylo Mudryk, to which Shakhtar Dontesk replied: “No problem, you can contact him”. According to Sergei Palkin, “Chelsea have been much more serious”. Enough, therefore, to conclude an agreement, under the nose and beard of Arsenal, which should not reproduce the same errors on these other targets, including Moussa Diaby.