Roma try to extend Mkhitaryan loan

Roma are unwilling to pay the €25m asking price for Henrikh Mkhitaryan, so reportedly hope to extend his loan from Arsenal by another season.

The 31-year-old Armenia international made the move for €3m last summer and made 17 appearances between Serie A and the Europa League, contributing six goals and four assists.

He struggled repeatedly with injuries, which is why Roma are not prepared to meet the €25m cost of buying him out permanently.

Instead, suggest agent Mino Raiola will propose an extension of the loan until June 2021.

That would then have a fixed option to buy.

However, his contract with Arsenal is due to expire in June 2021 anyway, so Mkhi would need to extend that deal first.

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