Manchester United make ‘improved offer’ for Dortmund’s Mkhitaryan

  • Reuters
  • Updated: Jun 29, 2016 15:36 IST
Borussia Dortmund's Henrikh Mkhitaryan during their match against Liverpool in Germany. (Reuters Photo)

Manchester United are closing in on the signing of Borussia Dortmund’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan after making an “improved offer” for the midfielder, the Bundesliga club’s CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke has said.

The Armenia international has long been the subject of transfer speculation with a move to Old Trafford under new manager Jose Mourinho.

“The situation is now different. Manchester have made a much improved offer,” Watzke told Sport Bild magazine.

“In situations like this there are always a lot of different things to consider and in the end at one point we have to make a decision.”

“As we are back in training on Monday, we will decide on the weekend. I have contacted the relevant people and we will weigh things up ...then the board will make the decision.”

The 27-year-old had a scintillating season, scoring 11 and assisting 15 in 31 league games as Dortmund finished second and could be Mourinho’s second signing at United after defender Eric Bailly’s arrival from Villarreal.

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