Arsenal flop Henrikh Mkhitaryan desperate for Roma stay but Italian side only willing to pay £15m transfer fee – The Sun

HENRIKH MKHITARYAN is desperate to make his loan spell at Roma permanent but Arsenal's asking price may be too high for the Serie A side, according to reports.

The Gunners will demand £22million for the Armenian as they look to raise for funds for Mikel Arteta to rebuild his squad.

But according to the Mirror, Roma are only willing to pay £15m.

Speaking about the 31-year-old, boss Paulo Fonseca was full of praise.

He told Russian TV show "Great Football": "I want him to stay and he also wants to stay.

"However, it should be clear that everything is now on hiatus, and we’ll have to talk to Arsenal.

“I want to continue working with him because he’s a great player and a great man."

Mkhitaryan has scored six goals and assisted a further four for Fonseca's side this season, after also appearing in three of the Gunners' first fours of the campaign game prior to the switch.

The winger joined Arsenal in the now-infamous swap deal with Manchester United involving Alexis Sanchez.

Since arriving at the Emirates in January 2018, Mkhitaryan has managed 59 appearances, scoring nine times and mustering 13 assists.

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