Henrikh Mkhitaryan is ‘expected’ to join Arsenal from Manchester United – if he receives an ‘Alexis Sanchez-level salary’.
Mkhitaryan is central to the future of Sanchez, who is on the brink of moving from Arsenal to United.
Mino Raiola, the Armenian’s agent, suggested on Tuesday that United will not sign Sanchez unless Mkhitaryan moves to north London.
According to the Daily Mail, Mkhitaryan now accepts he has ‘no future’ at Old Trafford, and is considering joining Arsenal.
Chris Wheeler and Sami Mokbel team to tell us that Mkhitaryan ‘is now looking to negotiate an increase’ on his current wage, which stands at around £140,000.
What’s more, Duncan Castles has emerged to claim that the winger wants ‘a Sanchez-level salary’ if he is to join Arsenal.
Castles adds that Mkhitaryan would want to become ‘Arsenal’s best paid footballer’ before he agrees to join.
‘Famous for aggressive negotiation on behalf of his clients,’ Castles writes, ‘Raiola is said to have asked Arsenal to furnish Mkhitaryan with at least the same level of salary as they were ready to offer Sanchez to renew his contract with the club.’