BY SAMSON MBII,19TH DEC 2017-Manchester United will reportedly demand at least £35m for out-of-favour midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan during the January transfer window.
Mkhitaryan’s Old Trafford future has been cast into doubt in recent weeks following reports of a training ground bust-up with manager Jose Mourinho.
The 28-year-old has subsequently fallen down the pecking order with United, who has not started a single game since the 1-0 defeat to Chelsea at the beginning of November.
United paid £27m to bring the Armenia international to the club in 2016, but the Daily Mail reports that they will refuse to sell him on for any less than £35m.
Inter Milan are understood to be leading the race for his signature, although United’s latest valuation could scupper a deal for the Serie A high-fliers as they would need to sell first in order to meet Financial Fair Play guidelines.
United have been linked with a number of players who could act as possible replacements for Mkhitaryan, including Willian, Mesut Ozil, Malcolm and Gareth Bale.