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'The situation has changed' - Man United to bid over €40 million for Dortmund star

The Armenian could soon be named Jose Mourinho’s next summer signing.

Mkhitaryan netted 23 goals for Dortmund in 2015-16.
Mkhitaryan netted 23 goals for Dortmund in 2015-16.

BORUSSIA DORTMUND CHIEF executive Hans-Joachim Watzke has revealed Manchester United have made an improved offer for Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

The Armenian netted 23 goals for Dortmund in 2015-16 and was voted the Bundesliga Players’ Player of the Season.

Watzke told Kicker on Monday that he wanted the situation to be clarified by the time pre-season training began on Monday, a point he has reiterated.

An agreement over a £26.3 million fee to take Mkhitaryan to Old Trafford was thought to have been agreed.

However, the Dortmund CEO admitted United have raised their bid, with a £35.2 million (€42.5m) offer now reportedly on the table.

“We have to evaluate this as we start our pre-season training on Monday, and we will do that at the weekend,” Watzke told WAZ.

The situation has changed – Manchester United improved their offer.

“In situations like this you have to see things from different points of view and in the end we will make a decision.

I have contacted the relevant people and we will decide at the weekend.

“We need the opinions of different people and after that the board of directors will decide.”

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