AC Milan made an attempt to sign Henrikh Mkhitaryan on a free transfer as the replacement for Hakan Calhanoglu, according to a report.
Angelo Mangiante told Sky (via MilanLive) that Milan were the Serie A team that had tried to sign the Armenia international before he decided to renew his contract with Roma. Mkhitaryan preferred to try his chances under José Mourinho, a coach with whom he did not get along well with at Manchester United, but who has given him a fresh start after pushing for him to stay.
Interviewed by Sky, Mkhitaryan revealed why he decided to stay: I believed in the club’s project. I like Rome and I like the city. That’s why I renewed the contract, I think we can win with this team. I have received offers from abroad and also from Italy, but I soon have the decision to stay and I am happy about it.”
The 32-year-old has no doubts about the choice he made therefore despite confirming that there was no shortage of offers to move elsewhere. He decided to continue his career in the capital and on June 1st the Giallorossi announced his contract extension, essentially ending Milan’s interest.