Arsenal slap £22m price tag on Roma target Henrikh Mkhitaryan

Henrikh Mkhitaryan is keen on moving to Italy permanently (Picture: Getty)
Henrikh Mkhitaryan is keen on moving to Italy permanently (Picture: Getty)

Arsenal hope to recoup as much as £22million this summer through the sale of Henrikh Mkhitaryan to Roma.

The Armenian joined the Gunners in an exchange deal that saw Alexis Sanchez join Manchester United in 2018.

However, though the midfielder’s fared slightly better in north London than the Chilean has in Manchester, he has no future at the club.

The former Dortmund star has spent the season on loan at Roma and the Italian giants are keen to make his move to the Italian capital a permanent one.

Mkhitaryan struggled at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)
Mkhitaryan struggled at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)

Roma had been willing to part with around £15m for the Arsenal outcast but Correire Dello Sport claim Arsenal want around £22m.

The Italians are unwilling to pay that much and it’s claimed they will instead look to extend his loan deal by a further year.

It will then be down to Arsenal to decide whether they want to cut their losses on the Armenian or continue to pay part of his wages while he’s in Serie A.

Mikel Arteta is unsure how much he will have to spend this summer due to the uncertainty of how and when the season will be decided, plus the fact that Arsenal look unlikely to qualify for the Champions League.

The Gunners are focused on keeping captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang but are realistic about their chances, particularly as Barcelona are keen on the Gabon star.

Arsenal value the striker at around £50m.

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