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Shock Premier League side now 'main candidate' to sign Chelsea flop Mykhaylo Mudryk

Shock Premier League side now 'main candidate' to sign Chelsea flop Mykhaylo Mudryk

Despite a poor start to life in England, a big-name Premier League side are reportedly interested in signing Chelsea's Mykhaylo Mudryk.

Chelsea winger Mykhaylo Mudryk could be set to make a shocking transfer away from Chelsea after just one full season at Stamford Bridge.

Mudryk made the move from Shakhtar Donetsk in January of last year for a reported £88.5m, but despite an extremely promising debut cameo against Liverpool the winger has failed to live up to expectation.

Despite being given numerous opportunities to show his talents, the 22-year-old has only scored four goals in 26 appearances across all competitions.

As a result, Mudryk has fallen out of favor with Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino, who has often opted to play players like Nicolas Jackson out of position as an alternative to Mudryk.

Despite a recent lack of game time, Pochettino has always been very complimentary of the Ukrainian.

Speaking in December he said: "He's a fantastic guy and he’s such a nice person he’s very authentic and genuine.

"For sure with time he’s going to be a very important player. He’s already an important player but he’s going to improve a lot because the potential is massive," Pochettino continued.

The situation may now have changed however, as according to a recent report from Fichajes, Chelsea is extremely disappointed with their near £100 million star, and are exploring options for the upcoming season.

Mudryk in action in the League Cup final- Getty
Mudryk in action in the League Cup final- Getty

Given Mudryk's long-term contract a loan move appears to be the most probable outcome at the moment, although a permanent sale has not been ruled out.

Intriguingly, according to the report Arsenal are one of the leading contenders alongside Juventus for Mudryk's services.

Mikel Arteta's men were originally the favourites for the winger whilst he was in Ukraine, but despite a significant transfer saga involving the Gunners it was Chelsea who secured the signing.

Given the current situations of the two clubs it's hard to believe Mudryk doesn't have some regrets over his decision to snub Arsenal in favour of Chelsea, but if these reports are to be believed the Chelsea winger could get a second chance at his 'Premier League happy ever after'.

Mudryk is undoubtedly talented, and his performances in the Champions League for Shakhtar last season demonstrated the potential he has, and with Arteta's track record at man management the Emirates could be the perfect place to improve.

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