Premier League side Arsenal is in talks to sign with Shakhtar Donetsk over the signature of Mykola Matvienko, agent Yuriy Danchenko has revealed.
Arsenal are keen to bring a defender during the January transfer window and have identified Mykola who is also in Manchester City's radar according to Football. London. Ukraine's agent says the Gunners are already in talks to land the 23-year-old following Callum Chambers' injury.
"Recently, my colleagues and I have been constantly in contact with representatives of the Arsenal, and have had meetings. The Gunners have already contacted Shakhtar, and we hope that these negotiations will succeed," he told the Ukrainian media.
The north London club has been linked with RB Leipzig’s Dayot Upamecano, Bayern Munich’s Jerome Boateng and PSG left-back Layvin Kurzawa.
Matvienko, who has 22 caps for Ukraine, has 18 months left on his contract.