With Euro 2016 not to start untill next week, the summer transfer market is in full swing.
According to a report by German outlet Bild (via The Independent), Borussia Dortmund midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan has started a bidding war by refusing to sign a contract extension with the Bundesliga giants.
The Armenia international has been linked with a summer transfer all season long, as talks about an extension stalled and a bunch of big clubs are looking to swoop in for the 27-year-old.
“Why would we sign a contract renewal now?” Mkhitaryan’s agent Mino Raiola said. “Micki has a contract until June 2017 and we are looking at his options for the future.”
The player could leave Dortmund on a free transfer in 2017 if he doesn’t sign an extension, boosting the rumours that the Bundesliga club will try to sell him for a profit this summer. Mkhitaryan joined the club in 2013 for £20.6 million from Shakthar Donetsk.
Especially Arsenal have been heavily linked with the midfielder, who fits the Gunners’ playing style. However, Tottenham and Chelsea are also looking to make a move, while Serie A champions Juventus are hoping to seal a deal due to their solid relationship with Raiola, as Dortmund are expecting at least £24 million for Mkhitaryan.