Inter Weigh Attempt for Roma Ace on Expiring Contract

Despite the mutual interest in continuing together, Roma and Henrikh Mkhitaryan have not agreed to a new contract before the final game, and his agents offered him to Inter. The current deal of the Armenian veteran runs out in June.

José Mourinho asked the management to confirm the versatile midfielder: “I want him to stay, and he and the directors are on the same page.” However, the parties have yet to meet to negotiate directly. The 34-year-old demands to keep similar wages, €3.5-4M with a €2M signing bonus, as this season, La Gazzetta dello Sport reports.

Roma remain confident, and they could seal the deal quickly after the upcoming European Conference League final. On the other hand, the entourage of Mkhitaryan fear they might pull their offer if they did not qualify for a continental competition, and have proposed him to a few sides, including Inter.

The Nerazzurri did not discard such option right away. Their midfield has a lot of moving pieces behind the starters. Matias Vecino is on an expiring deal, Arturo Vidal will most likely depart, and Roberto Gagliardini could leave for a good offer too. La Beneamata has routinely added free agents in recent years. Although, they have to keep their payroll in check. They will make careful evaluations before proceeding.

On top of Inter, Mkhitaryan has been also suggested to Napoli, Sevilla, West Ham and Tottenham, Sportitalia reports. Despite lowering his position on the pitch, he has logged 5 goals and 9 assists in 43 appearances this season.