CHELSEA are reportedly planning to welcome Mykhailo Mudryk to Stamford Bridge when they take on Crystal Palace todayj.
The winger is close to sealing a £97million move to Chelsea.
And he will watch the Blues take on Palace from the stands as Graham Potter’s side try to end a streak of one win in ten league games, according to the Daily Mail.
Mudryk will also undergo a medical before flying back to Shakhtar Donetsk’s training camp in Turkey to finalize the deal.
Once the necessary paperwork is completed, Mudryk will be officially unveiled as a Chelsea player, although the club have already given hints that he has signed.
Chelsea’s official Instagram account added Mudryk’s username to his bio, while Shakhtar also played with Arsenal fans by posting a cryptic tweet.
The Gunners had hoped to sign Mudryk but two offers were rejected by the Ukrainian side.
Aware of Arsenal’s interest, Mudryk dropped several hints that he wanted to join the Emirates.
The 22-year-old even shared a “prayer” emoji while Arsenal are said to be preparing a third offer.
That comes after Mudryk shared photos of himself watching Arsenal face off against West Ham and Brighton and called Mikel Arteta a “terrific manager”.
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But Chelsea hijacked the deal and Mudryk has agreed terms and will sign a seven-year deal.
Blues fans aren’t happy with this development, however, as they insist money should have been spent on another transfer target – Benfica star Enzo Fernandez, 21.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/soccer/7138168/chelsea-mudryk-transfer-crystal-palace/ Chelsea plan to have Mykhailo Mudryk for the Palace game at Stamford Bridge before the £97m transfer completes medical treatment