AS Roma have given Henrikh Mkhitaryan an ultimatum surrounding his possible contract extension as pressure from Inter builds, according to a report in the Italian broadcast media.

As has been reported by Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio on Sky Sport, via FCInternews, the Giallorossi made the Armenian midfielder a new contract offer which would see his wages rise throughout the season.

“The Giallorossi presented a new offer in the last few days to meet the demands of the player: on the table €3.5 million net plus bonuses which, playing regularly, every 15 games would increase to €4.1 million.”

In addition, an automatic renewal would be triggered in the event of European qualification and even if he plays at least 50% of the matches

He then explained that along with this contract offer there was an ultimatum for the player to give a response within 48 hours. If he does not answer, he is free to leave the club on a free transfer.

“Roma gave Mkhitaryan a 48-hour ultimatum yesterday: the deadline will therefore expire tomorrow. In the event of a refusal by the Armenian, the offer will lapse and the player will be free of contractual obligations, being due to expire on 30 June.

“Roma have made it known that those proposed to the player are the maximum conditions they are willing to go to. The Giallorossi want to protect themselves by avoiding a repeat of last year’s situation, when the renewal came after phases in which both sides raised their game.”


Alongside these negotiations, there is strong pressure from Inter who have also made Henrikh Mkhitaryan a contract offer and want the player to offer more depth to their midfield next season.

“In the background, there is still strong pressure from Inter, who would offer two years at around €4.5 million. In addition, the possibility of playing in the Champions League weighs heavily.”

Inter feel that the former Manchester United midfielder could alternate well with Hakan Calhanoglu next season.