MANCHESTER UNITED have reportedly slapped a £35million price-tag on Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
Calciomercato claims the Inter Milan target could be allowed to leave Old Trafford next month – but only for the right amount of money.
Mkhitaryan has fallen out of Jose Mourinho’s first-team plans this season following some poor performances.
And with a new forward on the Special One’s January wishlist, Mkhitaryan’s time in the Premier League appears to be at an end.
Italian giants Inter are said to be leading the race for his signature and are hoping to complete a loan deal.
However, the Chinese-owned club may have to dig deep and produce a hefty amount of cash if they want to bring Mkhitaryan to Serie A.
That would mean Luciano Spalletti sacrificing a current player in order to meet tough FFP rules.
Joao Mario has already been mentioned as part of a possible swap deal, but United are reportedly uninterested in the Portugal international.
Meanwhile, Mkhitaryan’s former club Borussia Dortmund are interested in a swoop, but fear they will never be able to meet United’s demands.
CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke said: “I know the economic details of his transfer to United like nobody else. That’s why [his return] is only conceivable with a great deal of imagination.”