Brighton transfer news: Shakhtar Donetsk Mykola Matviyenko
Brighton are in talks to sign Ukraine centre-back Mykola Matviyenko from Shakhtar Donetsk in a deal that could be worth up to 20 million, Telegraph Sport understands.
It is understood that Matviyenko, who has made more than 50 appearances for his country, is hoping to move to the Premier League and reunite with Roberto De Zerbi, his former coach.
De Zerbi was Matviyenkos manager at Shakhtar from May 2021 until July 2022, when he left Ukraine as a result of the Russian invasion.
Matviyenko is a long-term target for De Zerbi and Telegraph Sport understands that Brighton have now stepped up their interest as they look to find an agreement with the Ukrainian side.
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