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Arsenal transfer news: Contact made with £55m star after Mudryk blow

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Arsenal have responded to seemingly missing out on Mykhaylo Mudryk by reigniting their interest in Raphinha in the last few hours, according to a report from Sport Italia.

After months of speculation, Mudryk appears to finally be on the verge of moving to the Premier League. However, as noted by Fabrizio Romano, it is Chelsea who look set to secure the Ukrainian’s signature.

It is a big setback for Arsenal. The Gunners will be looking to make the kind of signings in this window which will boost their hopes of an unlikely title win. And Mudryk looked to have the potential to make a big impact.

Arsenal back in for Raphinha

But it seems that Edu has wasted little time to identify his next target. In fact, contact has already reportedly been made.

According to a report from Sport Italia, Arsenal want Raphinha. And they have reached out to find out whether a deal for the Brazilian will be possible.

The Gunners wanted the winger in the summer. However, he ended joining Barcelona in a £55 million deal (via Sky Sports).

Unfortunately, his time in Catalonia has not exactly gone to plan. The 26-year-old has only started seven times in La Liga, and provided two goals and two assists.

His time with Barca is yet to really get going. However, he would be an amazing signing if Arsenal could bring him to the Emirates. He is unlikely to cost anything like what Mudryk will cost Chelsea.

And, unlike the 22-year-old, he is proven in the Premier League. He was ‘unbelievable‘ for Leeds during a near two-year spell at Elland Road. No single player did more to keep the Whites in the top-flight last season.

It remains to be seen if a deal is possible. But it would be a fantastic way for Arsenal to bounce back.

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