Arsenal have submitted an offer to Shakhtar Donetsk for winger Mykhailo Mudryk.
This was confirmed by transfer guru Fabrizio Romano on Monday night.
The Gunners have reportedly lodged an initial offer of £35.2million, which could rise to £52.9m with add-ons.
Shakhtar have no intention of parting with the 21-year-old for that price.
But the players is understood to have his heart set on a move to the Emirates.
Romano tweeted: “Arsenal have now submitted a bid to sign Mykhaylo Mudryk. Understand it’s €40m plus €20m add-ons.
“Shakhtar want ‘way more’ than this to sell Mudryk.
“Talks will take place with player’s agent to discuss about the deal.
“No issues on personal terms: Mudryk wants Arsenal.”