Mudryk, 22, has scored seven goals in the Ukraine championship this season.

British media claim the deal for the Ukraine international would be worth around 100 million euros over a seven-year contract.

Chelsea are currently struggling in 10th place in the Premier League.

Thursday’s 2-1 defeat to Fulham was their seventh loss in their last 10 games in all competitions.

Chelsea said in a statement they were “discussing terms” with Shakhtar.

“Should a deal be agreed between the two clubs then the Ukrainian international, who can operate as a winger or a forward, will discuss personal terms with the Blues ahead of a permanent transfer,” the statement added.

Mudryk, who has played just 65 club games across his career to date and had earlier linked with a move to Arsenal, was named Shakhtar’s player of the year on Saturday.