Arsenal’s attempts to swap Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Roma’s Justin Kluivert are making progress, according to Calciomercato.it.
The Italian website claim that Roma do not believe it should be a straight swap deal for the two players as the Serie A side deem their player to be worth more.
However, Calciomercato say that a deal to bring Kluivert to England is possible if Arsenal lower their valuation of Mkhitaryan by just over €2m (£1.8m).
What that effectively means is that the Gunners would need to offer £1.8m on top of the Armenian playmaker in order to secure the Roma winger’s services.
Whether that is, in fact, true, we shall have to wait and see. Reports in the past few weeks have claimed that the Giallorossi value the Dutchman at €40m, which which is well above the amount currently being suggested.
Mkhitaryan is said to be valued at €15m (£13m), and whether Roma would actually sell Kluivert for €17m, it seems unlikely, considering he cost around €18.75m when he signed from Ajax two years ago.