Brighton in talks with Shakhtar Donetsk over Mykola Matvienko

Brighton & Hove Albion are looking into a deal to sign highly-rated centre-back Mykola Matvienko from Shakhtar Donetsk, 90min understands.

The 26-year-old has been the lynchpin in Shakhtar’s backline for a number of years, while he has also been capped 52 times by Ukraine since making his senior debut in 2017.

Sources have told 90min Brighton, who are now managed by ex-Shakhtar boss Roberto De Zerbi, are in talks over a deal.

Shakhtar are demanding a fee in the region of €25m, though the Seagulls are currently reluctant to pay more than €15m. A potential loan with a view to buy is also…

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