Manchester United could finally get their hands on Borussia Dortmund's Henrikh Mkhitaryan officially by the end of the week. The German club have also mentioned that the Armenia international could indeed be sold at the back of an "improved offer" from the Premier League side.
Mkhitaryan, 27, is being pursued by United highly this summer. Metro have also claimed that the midfielder, who has picked up 20 assists and 11 goals from 31 appearances in the Bundesliga last season, has agreed on a four year deal at Old Trafford.
"Manchester have made a much improved offer. 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," said Borussia Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke to German newspaper Sport Bild. It is also being reported that United have launched a bid worth 40m euros.
"I have contacted the relevant people and we will weigh things up at the weekend. And then the board will make the decision, definitely at the weekend," Watzke added.
Mkhitaryan has a contract at Signal Iduna Park until the summer of 2017 and Dortmund are believed to be interested on cashing on the player before he becomes a free agent. He joined the Bundesliga side in 2013 and picked up 140 appearances for the German side over three seasons.
While the future of the player is expected to be sorted out by the end of the week, there is also a high chance that Manchester United will announce the signing of Zlatan Ibrahimovic too at the same time. The lanky forward, who recently retired from international football, has just a couple of days remaining in his PSG contract.