Roma and Inter Continue to Duel to Win Over Mkhitaryan

Roma have raised their offer to keep Henrikh Mkhitaryan and fend off Inter. Moreover, they wish to get a definitive answer from the veteran in short order. The Giallorossi wish to retain him, but they want to avoid further fueling the bidding war.

According to Gianluca Di Marzio, La Lupa offered a one-year contract with €3.5M wages. It includes easily achievable bonuses that, should the midfielder play regularly, would bring it to €4.1M. In addition, an option would automatically prolong it for another season if they qualified for a European competition and he featured in 50 percent of the matches.

Instead, Inter concocted a more straightforward proposal than Roma, tendering to Mkhitaryan a two-year deal with a €4.5M salary. The 33-year-old is reportedly attracted by the possibility of playing in the Champions League. On the other hand, the Nerazzurri envision him as the top backup in the midfield. Instead, he would continue to be a regular starter in the Italian capital. Giuseppe Marotta and co. are very confident they will come out on top, Calciomercato reports.

Our Take on Inter and Roma Battling for Mkhitaryan

The fact that two of the top Serie A sides have to resort to a fierce confrontation for an old player goes to prove the scarcity of resources across the league, although he is still solid. If Mkhitaryan opted to stay at Roma, it would be the second tough blow in a row for Inter, which were previously pretty sure Ivan Perisic would re-up with them.