Barcelona to pay €25 million for Henrikh Mkhitaryan's transfer: Gerüchte Ticker10:40, 21 March, 2013
YEREVAN, MARCH 21, ARMENPRESS. Catalan "Barcelona" is seriously intended to strengthen its front line. As reports "Armenpress" citing Swiss Gerüchte Ticker portal, the administration of the Catalan football club has clarified its intentions regarding the transfer of the two footballers. They are Brazil’s FC Santos striker Neymar and Ukraine's FC Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
In accordance with the source midfielder of the Armenian National Football Team Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who scored 21 goals during the current season, wants to leave Ukraine's FC Shakhtar Donetsk after the end of the current match season. It has been mentioned that the Barcelona administration intends to allocate €25 million for the 24 years old midfielder, whose contract with FC Shakhtar expires in 2015.
Mkhitaryan and Neymar are seen as replacements for Alexis Sánchez and David Villa.
At the same time The Mirror states that London's Chelsea F.C. and Manchester City likewise are interested in the services of the Armenian football player. Mkhitaryan is on the radars of Chelsea and Manchester City for a long time, and they are prepared to help the player take a step forward by transferring to a stronger club.