Borussia Dortmund have confirmed Manchester United had made an improved bid for Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke has admitted the German runners-up will make a final decision on Mkhitaryan’s future this weekend.
“We’re now at a different starting position because Manchester United have significantly improved their offer,” Watzke has told German news outlet Der Westen.
“I have already contacted the appropriate people and we will confer at the weekend with all the pros and cons. It’s also important for me to get a broad opinion, and the management will decide that.”
Watzke has refused to disclose the exact amount of United’s bid, but according to Der Westen, the English giants have made an offer of €40m for the attacker.
The 27-year-old Armenian international, whose contract with Dortmund is due to expire next year, has been heavily linked with a move to Manchester United this summer, with Sky Sports saying United have already agreed a £26.3m fee for Mkhitaryan.
Judging by Watzke’s comments, it appears as though Dortmund are yet to accept United’s bid, but things are likely to be resolved by the end of the week as the Germans are due to start their pre-season training on Monday.
Dortmund are still expected to sanction Mkhitaryan’s sale as the player has no intention of extending his contract with the club and seems desperate for a move to Old Trafford this summer.