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.