Studies in Italy recommend the Particular One is eager to supply the out-of-favour Armenian in a swap deal for highly-rated playmaker
JOSE MOURINHO is lining up Inter Milan ace Joao Mario to interchange flop Henrikh Mkhitaryan, in response to stories.
The Armenian winger, 28, has performed simply as soon as because the 1-Zero defeat at Chelsea on November 5 – a 19-minute cameo within the conflict with Brighton.
And Corriere dello Sport declare Mario is being lined up as a January substitute after Mkhitaryan was dropped from the squad for the Manchester derby.
It has been recommended the previous Borussia Dortmund star has demanded showdown talks along with his boss over the snub.
And Corriere dello Sport add that Mkhitaryan may go on mortgage to Milan for the remainder of the season to tempt Inter to promote.
The Italians paid £40million for the ex-Sporting Lisbon playmaker, 24, in 2016 and would look to recoup that price.
Regardless of his enormous price ticket, the 31-cap Portuguese worldwide has seen himself relegated to the bench this season.
Paris Saint-Germain and Arsenal are additionally monitoring Mario’s state of affairs because the highly-rated midfielder seems to be to kick-start his profession elsewhere.
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And goalkeeper turned pundit Shaka Hislop believes the Gunners ought to make a transfer with Mesut Ozil’s future nonetheless up within the air.
He informed ESPN: “At solely 24-years-old, this is sensible.
“A like-for-like swap positionally. Pretty much as good as Mesut Ozil has been, I’m unsure he’s well worth the cash that he’s been asking for or was even on the desk.
“I put this down as a success, I believe it is sensible for participant and membership. Each gamers and membership.
“I believe it is sensible, like-for-like swap.”