Club open negotiations for Arsenal forward with over £13m bid
The Gunners appear to have received an initial enquiry over the potential sale of one of their on-loan players ahead of the summer transfer window.
Following what was a very frustrating end to the 2018/19 season, Arsenal ditched a number of underperforming first-team players last summer in what was a mini squad reshuffling.
One of the stars who made an exit was Henrikh Mkhitaryan, as the forward was sent out on a season-long loan to AS Roma.
According to Corriere dello Sport, the Italian side have been impressed with the Armenian and have chosen to open negotiations with Arsenal over a possible deal to purchase him on a permanent basis.
The report is indicating that Roma have made an offer of over £13 million – including add-ons – to sign Mkytaryian from Arsenal.
However, Corriere’s claim also states that Roma’s offer is below the Gunners’ valuation of the forward and Mikel Arteta’s side are therefore demanding a higher bid from Roma.
Since there is no buyout clause in Mkhitaryan’s loan deal, negotiations are required to start from scratch, which is what has occurred.