Manchester United have made a bid of £28m plus add-ons for Borussia Dortmund attacker Henrikh Mkhitaryan, according to the Daily Mirror.
The report suggests United have returned with an improved offer for Mkhitaryan after Dortmund had rejected the English giants’ initial £19m bid.
Dortmund are believed to be asking for a fee of £31m for the 27-year-old and it appears as though the two clubs could soon reach an agreement.
Mkhitaryan has been heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford in the last couple of weeks and the speculation has been fueled by Mino Raiola’s recent comments on the situation.
Mkhitaryan’s agent has made it clear that the player wants to leave Dortmund for Manchester United this summer and he’s trying to convince the German runners-up to finally sanction Mkhitaryan’s departure.
Raiola’s said: “Manchester are Micki’s dream club, he wants to join them by any means. It would be a sin to stop talking.
“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 in to 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 life time for a player. Nobody can guarantee us that the door will still be open for Micki next season.”
If the report is to be believed, the agreement between Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund is a matter of time.
United need a skillful and creative right winger and Mkhitaryan fits the bill perfectly.