40 million not enough for Armenian international footballer's
transfer - Ukrainian club CEO

October 12

At present, Ukraine's FC Shakhtar Donetsk does not want to let go of
Armenian national football team and Shakhtar midfielder Henrikh
Mkhitaryan, the Ukrainian club's CEO Sergei Palkin stated.

`The [Russia's FC] Zenit [Saint Petersburg] management was interested
in Mkhitaryan in a telephone conversation. [But] There was nothing
official. Henrikh has never said he wished to transfer to Zenit. At
present, Shakhtar doesn't want to let go of Mkhitaryan. It's
understandable that any club would be interested in the services of
such player. [And] Shakhtar is ready to hold talks on the transfer of
each player in the team. [But] If we consider Zenit's purchases, the
40 million [it offers] is not enough to acquire Mkhitaryan,'
sportsdaily.ru quotes Sergei Palkin as saying.

To note, the Transfermarkt.de website estimates the 23-year-old
player's transfer value at 12 million.