The Mirror reported earlier this week that Mkhitaryan’s agent, Mino Raiola, had revealed that the 27-year-old has his heart set on joining his ‘dream club’ Manchester United and he was working hard to persuade Dortmund to sell.
“Manchester are Micki’s dream club, he wants to join them by any means. It would be a sin to stop talking.” Raiola is quoted as saying by the Mirror
“We [Raiola and Dortmund] have both taken very different views and fight for them like lions.
“[Dortmund chief Hans-Joachim] Watzke walks 180 degrees into one direction and I 180 degrees into the other. But even though it does not look like it right now, I still hope for a sensible solution.
“Such an offer to join Manchester United might only come once in a lifetime for a player. Nobody can guarantee us that the door will still be open for Micki next season.”
The newspaper said United were confident of getting a deal agreed after tabling an improved £28m bid and it seems that confidence was well placed as ESPN are citing a report coming from Bild that claims Dortmund have finally decided to cash in this summer.
However, it appears United will have to up their offer as the German publication suggests that the Bundesliga outfit will only sell if their £32m (€40m) asking price is met.