Henrikh Mkhitaryan has attracted a huge amount of interest.
Although the end game in the Henrikh Mkhitaryan transfer saga maybe in sight, according to Bild, either Manchester United and Arsenal will have to part with €40 million, or a little over £30 million, if they want to sign the player.
Mkhitaryan’s agent, Mino Raiola, had previously let it be known that United had offered €24 million for the player, an offer that landed some way short of Borussia Dortmund’s asking price.
Despite the fact that Mkhitaryan has entered the final year of his contract, the number of high profile clubs chasing the player seems to have pushed up Dortmund’s asking price.
Indeed, after Mkhitaryan recorded a massive 23 goals and 32 assists in all competitions last season, the Armenian Captain is one of the most in demand players in Europe at the moment.
Nevertheless, German sports publication, Kicker, believe United have not made a further bid for the player since their previous offer was rejected.
This could now open the door for Arsenal, who have maintained an interest in Mkhitaryan, despite the player’s agent claiming the Armenian saw United as his ‘dream club’.
If Dortmund’s asking price is met, they will have raised over €100 million through the sales of Mkhitaryan, Mats Hummels and Ilkay Gundogan.
Alan Drumm, Pundit Arena