Juventus ‘eye summer swoop for Henrikh Mkhitaryan with Roma star’s deal expiring at end of season’


Juventus ‘eye summer swoop for Henrikh Mkhitaryan with Roma star’s deal expiring at the end of the season – and playmaker yet to agree new terms’

Juventus have just beaten Roma and now they’re planning to prise one of their star players away from them too.

According to Calciomercato, the Italian giants are monitoring Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s situation at their rivals and are considering making a move for him this summer.

Mkhitaryan is yet to agree a new contract at the capital club and his current deal expires at the end of the season.

Roma star Henrikh Mkhitaryan is a target of Juventus' as they monitor his contract situation

Roma star Henrikh Mkhitaryan is a target of Juventus’ as they monitor his contract situation

The 32-year-old's contract at Roma expires this summer and he is yet to agree new terms

The 32-year-old’s contract at Roma expires this summer and he is yet to agree new terms 

The 32-year-old has been reinvigorated since joining Roma, initially on loan last season and then permanently this campaign, from Arsenal. The playmaker has scored nine goals and assisted eight in Serie A as they sit fourth in Serie A.

Reports say that Roma have exercised a clause that they can renew Mkhitaryan’s contract for another year automatically. However, the Armenia international can break that clause if he wises as long as he does so by June 30.

His agent Mino Raiola wants his client to earn more than the current £2.64million salary (£51,000-per-week wages) he is on at the Stadio Olimpico.

And if Raiola and Mkhitaryan can’t agree on a new contract at Roma then Juventus are waiting to offer him a route to Turin instead.

If that move does happen the former Borussia Dortmund and Manchester United midfielder won’t be the only Raiola client at Juve with Matthijs de Ligt and Federico Bernardeschi both there.

Mkhitaryan and his agent Mino Raiola (centre) are trying to negotiate a better deal for him

Mkhitaryan and his agent Mino Raiola (centre) are trying to negotiate a better deal for him