Transfer boost for Arsenal as Shakhtar Donetsk allow £40m target to leave

Arsenal could be in line to make another big money signing after Shakhtar Donetsk revealed that they will let Douglas Costa leave if any club can table an acceptable offer, Express reports.

The 23-year-old attacker is looking forward to a club exit due to the current conflict in Ukraine, with Arsene Wenger being a long time admirer and could be the one to bring him to England.

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Shakhtar’s manager Mircea Lucescu confirmed the rumours by saying that Costa could leave, but only for the right price.

He said: “I am sure that things will come to the fore in the next few weeks.

“For me, all the players are transferable for the right price. Every year, some players go and some players arrive.

“It’s normal that players will want to leave at some point.”

The Gunners are said to be planning a season long loan switch, but could also take the opportunity to purchase him as a replacement to Lukas Podolski, who is being linked with a move to Galatasaray.