Henrikh Mkhitaryan has fallen in love with Roma life after hard times in Manchester United and Arsenal … his first child was born in the Italian capital and he has become a key player under Paolo Fonseca – now he hopes the club may strike for £ 10m deal
- Henrikh Mkhitaryan came on loan to Roma at the start of the season
- He impressed them and is now thought to want to stay with Roma
- Arsenal wants more than Roma willing to pay for the midfielder who will currently be
- Mkhitaryan where she can reach an agreement that works
To stay in Rome or not in Rome stay – that is the question for Henrikh Mkhitaryan
It seems as if the Arsenal man already has an answer. He came on loan to Roma shortly after the start of the season and is believed to have fallen in love with the city there in his day.
It is not such a surprise. His first child, Hamlet – named after Mkhitaryan's late father – was born there at the Mater Dei Roman clinic earlier this month and weighed 3.46 kg.
While that was a boon to both Mkhitaryan and his wife Isabella, his field performances also rejuvenated a career that stagnated.
The 31-year-old started this season on a dubious period after joining Arsenal in January 2018. Like Alexis Sanchez, who headed the other way to Manchester United, he hadn't built any trees.
He also wrestled with United. This was a highly coveted player signed to Borussia Dortmund, but he only played 24 games in his first season and was clearly redundant by the time he left.
Roma was more of a success. There have been phases from the team. He sustained a thigh injury that left him on the sidelines for a while, but his numbers are quite impressive.
Mkhitaryan scored six goals in thirteen games throughout the season, and having returned from his injury, he was critical for Roma moving into fifth place in climbed the Serie A table.
A return of three goals from just four games has played a major role in this.
Now it is believed that he has told Arsenal that he would like to stay in Italy after a recent phone call.
His contract with the Emirates Stadium will expire in the summer of 2021, putting them at a disadvantage when it comes to negotiating a sale to Rome.
Italian outlet Corriere dello Sport suggested that Roma do not want to spend more than € 12 million (£ 10 million) on him, while Arsenal him don't like to let go for less than € 20 million.
The problem for Mkhitaryan is that Roma & # 39; s sports director Gianluca Petrachi may be on the way when magnate Dan Friedkin completes his deal for the club.
This would stall negotiations and Mkhitaryan would likely return to Arsenal in the summer, as the
It would be a blow to the Armenian, who is not seen as an important player at Arsenal. Compare and compare that to Roma, where manager Paulo Fonseca sees him as crucial to his team.
He recently spoke of his difficulties in North London and says he is doing well under Fonseca as he struggled to adapt to the tactics of former Gunners boss Unai Emery at Arsenal.
& # 39; When I was at Arsenal I had several things asked of me by the coach, people expected different things here & # 39 ;, he told The Times.
& # 39; Emery's philosophy was different from Fonseca, but here I feel much better because we play better football and I think it suited me.
& # 39; I prefer Fonseca & # 39; s football because we play very offensively, we try to have the ball here all the time and of course I love this kind of game. & # 39;
The truth is that Arsenal will confirm its departure in the summer, but will have to find the best financial solution itself. He'll hope Roma offer that.
Mkhitaryan recently said in an interview with Gazzetta dello Sport that he wants to play until the relatively advanced age of 37.
What is that better for than the Eternal city?
Real Madrid & # 39; quest for Rennes starlet Eduardo Camavinga & # 39; while Zinedine Zidane continues the search for Casemiro's follow-up study … but they will have to pay £ 71 million for the teenager who is the 'new Paul Pogba' is named
- Real Madrid is interested in signing Rennes star Eduardo Camavinga
- The 17-year-old midfielder becomes the & # 39; new Paul Pogba & # 39; named
- Zinedine Zidane sees the teenager as a long-term replacement for Casemiro
- The teenager has a price tag of £ 71 million and has spent two years time for his current deal
The promising midfielder, touted as the & # 39; new Paul Pogba & # 39 ;, ] has already played 36 games for the first team at Rennes, impressive as a holding role for the Ligue 1 side.
His performance this season has not gone unnoticed and is now a top transfer target for Real – but Los Blancos will have to deposit £ 71 million (€ 80 million) if they want his services securing, according to BRAND .
While Casemiro remains an integral cog in Zidane's midfield at Real, the French manager realizes that bringing in an understudy will help the squad in the long run.
Uruguayan 21-year-old Fede Valverde has his breakthrough year played well, although it is more comfortable on the field.
Likewise, Toni Kroos is more suited to playing as a playmaker rather than a defensive midfield position, meaning Zidane could dive for fellow countryman Camavinga.
EDUARDO CAMAVINGA IN 2019-20
- Appearances: 36
- Targets: 1
- Supports: 2
- Yellow / Red: 6/1
Statisti eken in all competitions according to Transfermarkt
Camavinga has two years to go on his current contract with the French club and has sparked interest from Europe & # 39; s largest clubs in the recent weeks.
His progress also earned him a call to the French national team, but the coronavirus outbreak will keep him from making his debut for his country.
Real Madrid is currently in second place in LaLiga with 11 games to go, two points behind the fierce rivals Barcelona.
However, the worldwide pandemic has abruptly ended the sport, while football in Spain has been postponed indefinitely.
& # 39; I really wanted to feel what it is like to be a Manchester United player & # 39 ;: Juan Mata reveals that he convinced Chelsea to let him seal the 2014 Old Trafford movement .. and was shocked by a & # 39; special & # 39; helicopter flight to United's training ground
- Juan Mata admitted that he had to convince Chelsea to let him leave in 2014
- The playmaker was initially reluctant to leave before joining Manchester United
- Mata was named Player of the Year in his first two seasons at Stamford Bridge
- But after competing for playing time, Mata chose to up United's interest
- Mata explained that the allure to join United turned out to be too strong
The experienced playmaker was initially reluctant to leave the club after being named Player of the Year in his day. first two campaigns in West London but later opted to move to United.
The 31-year-old admitted that the prospect of playing at Old Trafford proved too strong to refuse, with Mata recruited for the latter part of a largely pitiful campaign under David Moyes.
United snapped the Spanish international for a reported fee of £ 37.1 million, with former boss Jose Mourinho confirming that Chelsea Mata allowed to travel to Manchester to undergo his medical examination.
After initially rejecting the interest of several potential candidates, Mata was subsequently informed of the interest of the reigning Premier League champions – and promptly told Chelsea that a move would be in the interest of all parties.
Mata said in the last episode of the UTD Podcast : & # 39; When Manchester United called and they said, "We're going to offer you an offer to Chelsea, we want that you come ", I spoke to them. I really wanted to go and really feel what it is like to be a Manchester United player.
& # 39; I had played Chelsea against United and they are definitely one of the biggest clubs in the world. At the time, they were struggling with the first season of [David] Moyes and were not doing great in the league, but it doesn't matter. I wanted to become a player for this club.
United confirmed the signing of £ 37.1 million after Chelsea agreed to let Mata negotiate negotiations
& # 39; I spoke to Che lsea and said, 'Listen, there is an offer. It is also good money and you can draw another player because I tell you that you have time to draw another player. I don't play much and want to take this opportunity. It is perfect for everyone. "So it happened."
Mata was notoriously airlifted to United training base after negotiations were completed and the silky attacker also opened up on his journey north, clearing the long drive to Carrington.
He added: & # 39; I thought I would take a car, but from the club they tell me: & # 39; No, we are preparing a helicopter for you. We want you to arrive in Carrington ".
" So the day everything was signed and I come for the medical service it was very windy and rainy. I had to take the helicopter from next to my house in London, because there was a helicopter, but we couldn't, so I had to go outside London, I remember that trip, with my parents over Birmingham, seen everything because it was low.
& # 39; Then there was a point where we grew Seeing a space with soccer fields and red buildings. We landed and Moyes was waiting for me and David De Gea as soon as I entered.
& # 39; It was very special to be honest to arrive that way. I'd never been to Manchester except to play against City and United, but no, never before. & # 39;
But after United's much-publicized fight during Mata's first season in a red jersey, the star recently revealed that he was ashamed of supporters after the team dropped to seventh.
Mata even believed that United & # 39; s players would be laughed off-field after their win against Hull in the last game of the season, but were pleasantly surprised after seeing the opposite reaction.
Arsenal launches a £ 40 million campaign for Wilfried Zaha after winger Crystal Palace urges him to sell to his childhood favorites
- Wilfried Zaha wants to sign for Arsenal, the club he supported when he grew up
- Crystal Palace has already lost Aaron Wan-Bissaka to Manchester United
- Palace has struck £ 80 million on Zaha, but Arsenal values him at £ 40m
Arsenal have made their first approach for £ 80 million – rated target Wilfried Zaha.
The Gunners have opened talks with Crystal Palace about a dive for their No. 1 target, but Sportsmail understands that no official offer has yet to be made.
But Arsenal has made it clear that they value Zaha at around £ 40 million – half of Palace's valuation.
Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha has asked the club to allow him to play Arsenal this summer join
With that in mind, a deal still seems a long way off, despite the player's desperation to leave for the Emirates.
Sportsmail understands that Zaha has informed his club of his wish and urged them to reach an agreement with the club he supported as a boy.
Palace has lost Aaron Wan Bissaka to Manchester United in a deal of over £ 50 million and their position was that only one of their academy products should be allowed to leave.
Palace has already lost Aaron Wan-Bissaka to Manchester United and wants Zaha
But winger Zaha, 26, refuses to accept that his chances of a move are over and remains determined to secure his own big money change from Selhurst Park.
Palace has imposed a huge price tag of £ 80 million on talisman Zaha, a figure that would take him out of the Arsenal price range.
The Gunners have a starting budget of around £ 40 million if they don't qualify for the Champions League.
That has made Zaha hope that Palace chairman Steve Parish will lower the club's demands to help turn his dream into reality.
During negotiations for the Wan-Bissaka deal, Palace was unable to reduce or remove the clause that would oblige them to pay Manchester United 25 percent of the profit if they sold Zaha. Arsenal, who had first talks about a move, or another club.
& # 39; The deal did not fail due to financial reasons & # 39 ;: Philippe Coutinho denies that he holds a grudge against Tottenham owner Daniel Levy after a proposed transfer failed last summer
- Philippe Coutinho has rejected claims he holds a grudge against Daniel Levy
- Reports suggested that he was not satisfied with the Spurs owner over a failed transfer
- The Brazilian was available last summer after a failure in Spain
- Barcelona seemed to fire the former Liverpool star in another loan agreement
Coutinho's agent Kia Joorabchian spoke out after reports in Spain blamed last year's failed move for the claims of Spurs chairman Levy.
& # 39; Phillipe Coutinho has no personal problem with Daniel Levy and claims it is otherwise completely false & # 39; said Joorabchian. & # 39; The deal did not fail for financial reasons. & # 39;
Coutinho came to Liverpool from Barcelona for £ 142 million in January 2018, but did not have the desired impact on the Nou Camp and was available last summer.
The 27-year-old has been loaned to Bayern Munich, but it is unlikely that they intend to move permanently at the end of the campaign.
The Brazilian has scored nine goals and made eight assists in 32 games for the Germans in a mixed spell.
However, several Premier League clubs may still be interested in securing its services on a temporary basis.
This includes Spurs as well as Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal who were all able to make a move.
It is believed that Barcelona would like to take the high-earning Coutinho off the wage bill with funds suspended during the indefinite postponement of football due to the corona virus crisis. he played 76 games, scored 21 goals and made 11 assists.
Arsenal & # 39; is campaigning for former Liverpool goal Nabil Fekir & # 39; after the impressive season of the playmaker in LaLiga with Real Betis
- Arsenal has opened & # 39; conversations & # 39; with Betis about former Liverpool target Nabil Fekir
- Fekir was very close to Liverpool last summer, but the deal went through
- The Gunners see Fekir as a possible replacement for borrower Dani Ceballos
Fekir had come close to Liverpool last summer from Ligue 1 side Lyon, but the transfer collapsed in the last phase after the Reds had some injury issues about the playmaker.
The Gunners now hope to dive in on the French attacker as a possible replacement for Dani Ceballos.
Fekir almost joined Liverpool last summer, but the deal fell through in the final stages
FEKIR 2019/20 STATS
] Appearances: 22
According to the Daily Star ] Arsenal submitted an investigation at LaLiga side Real Betis about Fekir.
The attacker joined Betis from Lyon for just £ 17 million – about a third of the amount Liverpool was about to pay for him.
It is believed that the Spanish outfit wants € 30 million for the 26-year-old, who can play wide or right behind the striker.
Fekir is seen as a possible replacement r tenant Dani Ceballos who will return to Real Madrid
Ass nal boss Mikel Arteta will not make major transfer decisions now because of the coronavirus
Arsenal will not make any major transfer decisions until the coronavirus pandemic is under control and their budget for the next season becomes clearer.
Gunners boss Mikel Arteta is also interested in Valencia midfielder Carlos Soler as a possible replacement for Ceballos, who is likely to return to Real Madrid at the end of the season as there is no option to buy as part of his loan agreement.
& # 39; Manchester United may be a good fit & # 39 ;: Jude Bellingham's former youth coach advises the Birmingham star to head to Old Trafford … as long as he has guaranteed playing time
- ] Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund are interested in Jude Bellingham
- The 16-year-old was instructed to give playing time priority in his next move
- Highly rated teen from Birmingham is looking for a big transfer this summer
But the 16-year-old has been told to prioritize team football first as he plans the next stage of his young career.
There is a lot of interest in the midfielder with United and Borussia Dortmund leading the way, but Sam Manoochehri, an ex-youth development coach at Birmingham City who worked with Bellingham for four years. , has warned him to be careful.
& # 39; Man United, it could be a good match for Jude, with a rejuvenated team, talk about Jack Grealish of Aston Villa going there & # 39 ;, he told The Mirror .
& # 39; But Dortmund would also fit the recent profile of players who have come through that system, such as Jadon Sancho. Jude would also fit in that mold.
& # 39; And look what's happening at Chelsea now. Many good young players in that team.
& # 39; Jude must ensure that his next move is a club where he plays. If not, I don't think there is a problem with him staying in Birmingham. & # 39;
Rio Ferdinand back ed United & # 39; s hunt for the highly rated teenager this week, but warned his former club that £ 30 million will be spending on him & # 39; a gamble & # 39; would be.
& # 39; Jude Bellingham, huge talent, huge talent, really handsome footballer in the way he plays, the balance he has, the maturity at such a young age & # 39 ;, Ferdinand said during an Instagram Live.
& # 39; I want to see more, but the price tag is phenomenal. £ 30 million strange for a child, for a 16-year-old boy, it's incredible.
& # 39; But it's the way of the world now and the way to think about it, if you pay £ 30 million, if we keep it for 10 years, the money is well spent.
& # 39; It's a gamble, it's an expensive gamble, but the kid who plays in the championship and does what he does and looks at the player he is, it's a gamble, but a calculated . & # 39;
& # 39; He is really happy where he is at Arsenal & # 39 ;: Mesut Özil's agent insists the playmaker doesn't insist on moving to Fenerbahce and is happy to see his contract in North London
- Mesut Özil & # 39; s Arsenal deal of £ 350,000 a week ends in January 2021
- The German playmaker has been associated with a summer move to Fernerbahce
- His agent insists that his client currently has no plans to leave the Emirates
Mesut Özil's agent has got there & # 39 really insisted that the player & # 39; it really says & # 39; Fortunately & # 39; at Arsenal and currently has no immediate plans to leave the club.
Özil has 21 months left on his Emirates contract, a deal earning £ 350,000-a
The 31-year-old has become much less influential since the departure of Arsene Wenger and currently has only one goal and three assists to his name this season.
He has been linked to a summer move to Turkey's Fenerbahce, a club with which he has strong ties, but Representative Erkut Sogut says any conversation about a move is premature.
Sogut told Goal : & # 39; You never know in football. First of all, you can never predict the movement of players.
"I said it before and I say it again that he [Ozil] is really happy where he is at Arsenal. He still has a contract and nothing changes.
& # 39; We'll see what the future holds when the contract expires, but for now I can't say anything. & # 39;
Juventus 'line-up for Real Madrid defender Marcelo' in the next transfer window with the Brazilian star available to leave after losing his starting place to Ferland Mendy
- Juventus has reportedly restarted their interest in Real Madrid star Marcelo
- The experienced defender should settle for less playing time with this term
- The Turin giants are keen to strengthen their left back capabilities with the 31-year-old
- Marca states that Juventus will discover Marcelo's future intentions before the talks
The experienced defender has had to settle for this campaign's cut-off time after Ferland Mendy's arrival from Lyon, and has long been associated with a possible move to Turin.
According to Marca Juventus wants to strengthen their left side. back options with club representatives who plan to fly to Madrid and discover Marcelo's plans for the future.
Despite his struggles with injuries this term continues to attract Marcelo interest and Juventus is among a number of potential candidates.
It is even believed that former teammate Cristiano Ronaldo remains close friends with the 31-year-old and likes to reunite with the defender, while the under attack Juventus boss Maurizio Sarri also supports signing.
Former Chelsea coach Sarri is eager to offer much-needed competition for Alex Sandro and has admitted that the club is desperately lacking backup for that position.
However, all future negotiations have been effectively suspended, despite discussions being planned before the coronavirus pandemic disrupted football around the world.
Marcelo has two years left on his contract in Madrid and would complete 16 seasons with the La Liga giants at the end of his current deal.
But it is unlikely that Real will prevent their old servant from looking for a move, with Juventus likely at the table a four-year deal for their target.
The Brazilian international has made a total of 505 appearances for Madrid since moving from Fluminense in 2007.
During his trophy-laden spell at the club, Marcelo achieved a total of 21 trophies, including four La Liga titles and four Champions League crowns.
Red Bull Salzburg coach Jesse Marsch says the move from Takumi Minamino to Liverpool is a & # 39; great honor & # 39; was for the club after he declared in November
- that Salzburg would join Reds. proud to see Takumi Minamino in Liverpool
- The attacker told the owners of the Austrian club that he wanted to leave in November
- Marsch says that he is also proud of the club's role in the development of Erling Haaland
Those executions prompted Liverpool to comply with the £ 7.25 million release clause in the Japan international contract.
Despite losing one of their best players mid-season, Marsch revealed that the Austrian side was in fact honored by his move.
& # 39; Taki made it clear at the beginning of the talks in November that he would like to leave in the winter & # 39 ;, the boss of Salzburg told Goal and SPOX.
& # 39; He wanted to make sure that he behaved best for the rest of his time in Salzburg. We helped him think carefully about his next step. It was clear to us: he will leave us.
& # 39; Eventually he went to the reigning Champions League winners, a deal that means a lot to the whole club and is a great honor. & # 39;
Minamino's exit was quickly followed by Erling Haaland's move to £ 17 million to Borussia Dortmund and Marsch revealed that he had to work hard to ensure the striker remained focused on his role at the club.
& # 39; Erling wasn't sure what to do and when & # 39 ;, he added. & # 39; He knew his role in Salzburg was special. Red Bull Salzburg was essential to its development.
& # 39; There were considerably more discussions with Erling. Since he was younger than Taki, it was very important to handle the situation well. It took more work not to lose focus.
& # 39; Ultimately, it is difficult not to understand his decision. The experiences we have had with him and his father have been great and we will not forget them. We are proud of Erling and its success.
Since leaving Salzburg, Haaland has scored nine goals in eight Bundesliga games for Dortmund, while Minamino has played seven games for Liverpool.