Inter in Homestretch of Negotiation with Mkhitaryan

Inter have been trying to come to terms with Henrikh Mkhitaryan, and they are making progress in the conversations with his agent Rafaela Pimenta. The contract of the Armenian midfielder runs out at the end of the season.

According to Tuttomercatoweb, there’ll be a new in-person meeting soon. The Nerazzurri are plotting to offer a one-year renewal with a unilateral option for another year. They want to secure his permanence despite the rumors about other midfielders.

Inter director Piero Ausilio dished on Mkhitaryan during ‘Il Gran Galà del Calcio’ (via Calciomercato).

“We’re working with calm and serenity on all the contract extensions. There’s a mutual desire to continue together. His expiry date is the closest one, so we’re trying to accelerate. We don’t like the January window, and we believe to be set in every role. Simone Inzaghi involves everybody, and the results are on our side. Then, there are always some opportunities. We might loan out a player or two.”

Instead, Giuseppe Marotta kicked the can down the road (via Fantacalcio).

“We’ll do it in due time and without losing focus on our objectives. There are important matches coming up, and they are more relevant.”

Our Take on Inter and Mkhitaryan

While they should keep him around, it’s hard to imagine their reported chase of Piotr Zielinski isn’t directly tied to his future. Davide Frattesi has been fine with a slow introduction, but veterans probably wouldn’t be content with so little playing time. The two might be mutually exclusive.

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