According to Sky Sports, Shakhtar wants to receive 35,5 million euros for their ward. The sum appeared to be too high for Cannoneers who initially agreed to hire the player for 5,3 million euros. And if everything goes well, they will buy his contract out for 26 million euros.
It is worth mentioning that the main initiator of Matviienko’s transfer is head coach Mikel Arteta, who has recently headed Arsenal FC. He wanted to get a player while he was still working at Manchester City.
Yuriy Danchenko, Matviienko's agent, had earlier confirmed the ongoing negotiations with the London-based club.
"Recently, my colleagues and I have been in constant contact with Arsenal’s representatives, we have meetings. The Cannoneers' representatives have already contacted Shakhtar and we hope that these negotiations will be successful. The Miners do not often sell the wards of their academy to leading clubs in Europe, so this transfer can be very significant for them. We should see how things go on, but Arsenal wants to make an agreement before February 1 - during the current transfer window," he said.
As we reported earlier, Shakhtar’s back Dodo (Domilson Cordeiro dos Santos - ed.) is in Bayern's area of interest, Goal.com informed.
The German club has offered 25 million euros for the 21-year-old footballer. The Miners want a minimum of 30 million euros for the Brazilian. Kicker denies that Bayern Munich is considering signing Brazillian player because the footballer does not meet the club's requirements. The amount of transfer is also believed to be one of the reasons.