Brighton have £10m bid for Shakhtar Donetsk centre-back Mykola Matvienko rejected… Ukrainian membership maintain out for price in extra of £20m
- Brighton have held talks with Shakhtar Donetsk for defender Mykola Matvienko
- He has made a bid of £10m however has been rejected by the Ukrainian membership
- Shekhar is demanding a price of over £20m earlier than letting him go
Brighton turned down an preliminary £10 million provide for defender Mykola Matvienko from Shakhtar Donetsk.
The South Coast membership have been in talks with their Ukrainian counterparts in latest days, Sportsmail revealed, and have now made a proper bid for the 26-year-old.
Nonetheless, it seems they’ve been considerably let down by Shakhtar’s valuation of the participant, who’re out for a price in extra of £20million.
Brighton have made an preliminary provide for Mykola Matvienko however have been rejected
Brighton supervisor Roberto Di Zerbi eager to herald defensive reinforcements this month
Matvienko was current on the middle of the Shakhtar protection earlier than Christmas, taking part in each minute of the facet’s Champions League marketing campaign.
He has made 150 appearances for the membership, and in addition has 54 caps to his title at worldwide stage.
Brighton are eager so as to add cowl in protection after Levi Colville was injured final week.
The promising centre-back is anticipated to be out for as much as six weeks with a hamstring downside.
Brighton are at present with out Levi Colville, who’s sidelined with a muscle downside
Shakhtar has already traded with the Premier League membership this month after promoting winger Mykhailo Mudric to Chelsea.
Arsenal additionally confirmed curiosity in Mudrik, bolstering the Ukrainian outfit and ultimately securing the price they needed earlier than permitting the 22-year-old to depart for £88m.
In addition they seem like in a robust place with regards to negotiating a price for Matvienko, who nonetheless has greater than two years left on his present deal.