Juventus’ local media is beginning to admit defeat on behalf of the Turin club when it comes to signing Mykhailo Mudryk.

The 21-year-old is expected to leave Shakhtar Donetsk in the January window, and the Ukraine club have been talking up his value for a while. There’s even been suggestions the youngster will cost around €100m, although that felt more like posturing than stating a true asking price.

Arsenal have easily been the Premier League club linked the most with the attacker, with claims of a move to the Gunners going back some weeks. Other clubs around Europe have also believed they stood a chance, although that hope is quickly slipping away.

TuttoJuve say Arsenal have ‘cut out’ Juventus, meaning the Serie A side are now out of the race for the Shakhtar player. Arsenal are expected to offer around £40m plus high bonuses for a January move, and that’s difficult to compete with for Italian clubs.

Therefore, ‘barring surprises’, Mudryk is expected to join Arsenal in the winter transfer market.