According to Tuttosport, Borussia Dortmund assist-machine, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, is still refusing to sign a new contract, with Arsenal, Manchester United, Manchester City and Spurs all monitoring the situation.
Juventus are currently leading the race to sign the Armenian and, according to the Italian media, willing to offer him €4m annually to bring him to Serie A. However, apparently his team wants €6m.
Supposedly, his agent, Mino Raiola, who has confirmed that he will not be signing a new contract with the Bundesliga club (his current one runs out next year) is demanding around £90,000 a week, while the Italian club are only willing to offer £60,000.
Juventus’ desperation to sign the Dortmund man is a huge indicator that Alvaro Morato is leaving. The forward has been heavily linked with Arsenal but Real Madrid have that bloomin’ buy-back option. They can buy him back for just £25m – half of what we’re rumoured to be willing to pay – but they have to do it before June 15th. Once they’ve bought him, they’ll sell him on for double the price in order to make a profit.