Manchester United are said to be near to completing a deal for Borussia Dortmund playmaker Henrikh Mkhitaryan after officials of the German club are travelling, or have travelled, to England to conclude terms.
The Sun reports:
Manchester United transfer move for Henrikh Mkhitaryan nearly done as Borussia Dortmund send officials to England to get transfer over the line
Dortmund wanted the player to see out his contract but he has been agitating for a move to Manchester United through his agent, Mino Raiola, and player power looks set to out again, if these reports have substance.
The accepted wisdom is that Manchester United relented on fee and agreed to up their offer for a player with just a year left on his contract.
But Jose Mourinho is clearly keen and sees Henrikh Mkhitaryan as a man to bring menace and cutting edge back to the Manchester United attack.
Sky Sports reported this morning:
Man Utd agree £26.3m transfer fee with Borussia Dortmund for Henrikh Mkhitaryan – Sky sources
The 27-year-old Armenian international has played 59 times for his country and scored 19 goals. At club level he has just had his best season with 23 goals in 51 games and even more assists.
He could well be the first major creative signing that Mourinho makes for Manchester United as he starts to build the next United empire.
Swedish international, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, is also expected to join the club this week with some reports suggesting that a deal will be completed this Friday as the striker’s contract at PSG expires.