Inter Milan are desperate to put the signature of their midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan on paper before the end of the year.

The Nerazzurri are currently working on renewing the contracts of several key players.

Nonetheless, finalizing the Armenian veteran’s deal in the coming days is the management’s absolute priority at the moment.

According to Tuttosport via FcInterNews, the Serie A giants must put the deal over the line before 2024 to take advantage of the Growth Decree.

This rule allows Italian clubs to save 50% on taxes related to player salaries when signing a player from abroad.

However, the Italian government has recently abolished the decree. So starting 2024, this rule will no longer be applicable.

Hence, Inter will only be able to save on Mkhitaryan’s wages if the parties ink a contract renewal before the end of the year.

Inter Milan Are Desperate To Renew The Contract Of Henrikh Mkhitaryan Before 2024

The 34-year-old joined the club in the summer of 2022 following a stint at AS Roma. He immediately established himself as a pillar in Simone Inzaghi’s tactical setup.

The former Man Utd and Arsenal has been a regular starter for Inter in the vast majority of their matches. He has thus far contributed with two goals and four assists in Serie A.

Mkhitaryan’s current deal expires at the end of the season. So this is yet another reason for the club directors to accelerate their work on this particular front.