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JUST IN: Mudryk at Stamford Bridge today for Chelsea clash with Palace

Mykhaylo Mudryk will be a Stamford Bridge today for Chelsea’s clash with Crystal Palace.

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The 22-year-old star is set to be welcomed as a guest at Stamford Bridge as Graham Potter’s side look to notch their first win of 2023.

Mudryk will watch the game from the stands and conduct a medical with the club before flying back to Shakhtar’s camp in Turkey to tie up loose ends before an official unveiling, reports the Daily Mail.

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Arsenal were said to be the winger’s preferred destination, with Mikel Arteta’s side submitting three bids for Mudryk with the most recently totalling £80million.

However, Blues chiefs travelled to Poland to conduct discussions with Shakhtar over the wingers future on Saturday, hijacking the move, and submitting their own £88million bid.

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Shakhtar’s English language Twitter account later added that a deal that would see the starlet make the move to West London was ‘very close’, with Chelsea quote tweeting the aforementioned post with an eyes emoji.

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The 2021 Champions League winners have since updated their Instagram account to include Mudryk’s handle in their bio and implored fans to show the player love via social media.

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