Mino Raiola plots Henrikh Mkhitaryan-Justin Kluivert swap deal for Arsenal

first_imgKluivert (Picture: Getty)Arsenal could be offered the chance to offload Henrikh Mkhitaryan to Roma and snap up Justin Kluivert in the process, reports say.Mkhitaryan has been out on loan with Roma this season and is reportedly eager to make his switch permanent.Corriere dello Sport claim Mkhitaryan has already agreed to take a wage cut on the £200,000-a-week contract he has with Arsenal.Super agent Mino Raiola has been tasked to sort out Mkhitaryan’s future and is in talks with Roma about keeping the Armenian in Italy.ADVERTISEMENTMkhitaryan has offers from Russia, but Raiola thinks he might be able to reach an agreement where Arsenal and Roma get what they want.AdvertisementAdvertisementRaiola also represents Roma forward Kluivert, who has been linked with Arsenal in the past and a move to the Premier League.The 21-year-old is still developing at Roma, but Raiola thinks he would be a good fit for Arsenal. Advertisement Comment Mino Raiola plots Henrikh Mkhitaryan-Justin Kluivert swap deal for Arsenal Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 19 May 2020 5:50 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.5kShares Mkhitaryan wants to stay at Roma (Picture: Getty)The proposal would be for Mkhitaryan and Kluivert to swap clubs and Arsenal pay a fee of £11-13million on top of that to Roma.That would save Roma money and give Raiola the freedom to negotiate a bigger salary for Mkhitaryan at the Italian club.Kluivert has scored seven goals in 27 appearances for Roma this season and is the son of Dutch legend Patrick Kluivert.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityArsenal will be on the hunt for bargains in the next transfer window after suffering financially from the coronavirus pandemic.The Gunners convinced most of their senior squad to take a 12.5 per cent pay cut and have switched their transfer strategy to focus on free agents and swap deals.It is unclear when the next transfer window will open as the Premier League and Serie A aim to follow the Bundesliga in resuming action this summer.MORE: Arsenal preparing to launch £20m bid for ‘next N’Golo Kante’MORE: ‘Freak of nature’ – Danny Rose hails Liverpool defender Andy Robertson and Arsenal star Kieran TierneyFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisementlast_img read more

Ruiz joins PSV on loan

first_img “It’s true I didn’t have much playing time at Fulham lately, so I see this as a great opportunity for me. I want to get my confidence back, help PSV finish as high as possible and prepare for the World Cup.” The striker also assured PSV fans that he is committed to his new club, despite his previous success with Eredivisie rivals Twente. He said: “I’m very motivated. I’m going to do my best for PSV. “I remember every game I played against PSV was an exciting battle, but now I’m in the other dressing room and I will give everything for PSV. “I have fond memories of my time at FC Twente but I am a professional and will put 100 per cent into PSV to achieve what we want to achieve.” The Costa Rica international has fallen down the pecking order at Craven Cottage since Rene Meulensteen was placed in charge in December, featuring in just two matches under the Dutchman. Ruiz moved to Fulham in 2011 after a successful spell with FC Twente and reportedly cost the Barclays Premier League side in excess of £10million. Fulham have confirmed forward Bryan Ruiz has joined Dutch side PSV Eindhoven on loan until the end of the season. Press Association The 28-year-old began his career in Europe with Gent in 2006 and went on to average almost a goal every other game during his spell in Belgium, before replicating such form at Twente. He will Costa Rica at the World Cup, where Jorge Luis Pinto’s side will come up against England, but it remains to be seen if he will return to Fulham next season. The move to PSV had been expected and the club issued a short statement on their website to confirm the deal had been completed. “The club can confirm that Bryan Ruiz has joined Dutch outfit PSV Eindhoven on a loan deal until the end of the season,” it read. “Having made 14 appearances for the Whites in the current campaign, Ruiz will now link up with Phillip Cocu’s side as they aim to improve on their current standing of seventh in the Eredivisie. “Everyone at Fulham would like to wish the Costa Rica captain well during his temporary spell in the Netherlands.” Ruiz sees the move to Eindhoven as a chance to regain some form ahead of this summer’s World Cup finals. “When the opportunity arose I was interested,” he told PSV’s official website. last_img read more