Mykhailo Mudryk is set to watch Chelsea vs Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge on Sunday after agreeing a deal to join the Blues from Shakhtar Donetsk.
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The 22-year-old Ukraine international is set to complete his medical and will watch the Premier League match from the stands ahead of his unveiling.
Chelsea have more or less already confirmed the transfer – posting a picture and video of Mudryk on their Instagram page – urging fans to follow him and ‘show him some love’.
Mudryk has verbally agreed to a seven-year contract after Chelsea, according to reports, after Chelsea agreed a club-record deal with Shakhtar for the star player.
It is also believed that Chelsea head coach Graham Potter has already spoken to Mudryk and played a key role in convincing him to snub Arsenal.
For months, the Gunners had appeared to be the favourites to land Mudryk in January and the player himself was thought to be desperate to move to the Emirates, posting a string of messages about the Gunners on social media.
But on Saturday afternoon it emerged that senior Chelsea officials had flown to the continent in an effort to hijack Arsenal’s deal and have now won the race for his signature.
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