Arsenal in talks to sign Mykola Matviyenko from Shakhtar Donetsk

first_img Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 22 Jan 2020 4:06 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link8.5kShares Arsenal in talks to sign Mykola Matviyenko from Shakhtar Donetsk Arsenal are said to be in talks to sign Mykola Matviyenko from Shakhtar Donetsk (AMA/Getty Images)Arsenal have held talks with Shakhtar Donetsk over the signing of Mykola Matviyenko, according to the defender’s agent.Mikel Arteta is keen to improve his defensive options before the end of the January transfer window following Calum Chambers’ season-ending injury.Bayern Munich’s Jerome Boateng and RB Leipzig’s Dayot Upamecano have both been linked with a move to the Gunners this month.But it has now been claimed that Arsenal have begun negotiations with Shakhtar over a potential deal for Matviyenko.ADVERTISEMENT Comment Advertisement Mykola Matviyenko played against Manchester City in the Champions League earlier this season (Getty Images)‘Recently, my colleagues and I have been constantly in contact with representatives of the Arsenal, and have had meetings,’ Matviyenko’s agent, Yuriy Danchenko, told Ukrainian media.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘The Gunners’ hierarchy have already contacted [Shakhtar], and we hope that these negotiations will succeed.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityThe 23-year-old came through Shakhtar’s academy and made his first-team debut for the Ukrainian club in 2015.Matviyenko, who has been capped 20 times by Ukraine, has also been linked with a move to Manchester City having played against them in the Champions League earlier this season.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Advertisementlast_img