Mkhitaryan to join Red Devils

Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund have revealed that Henrikh Mkhitaryan will join Manchester United after the Premier League side table a huge offer for the midfielder.

Rumours of United’s interest in the 27-year-old have been circling for some time and Dortmund have finally revealed them to be true.

“We had a difficult decision to make when it comes to this transfer,” Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke said in a statement.

“Manchester [United] tabled a huge offer. The player would have left us on a free transfer in 2017 had we refused the offer and we would only have delayed finding a successor by another year.”

The Red Devils have not yet confirmed the transfer on their end and Watzke did not reveal how big the offer was, but reports suggest it was in the region of £33-million.

United were short of an out-and-out right wing last season with the likes of Jesse Lingard and Juan Mata filling the role last season, meaning Mkhitaryan is likely to walk straight into the first team.

The pacey wide man becomes the third big signing of the Jose Mourinho era at Old Trafford after Zlatan Ibrahimovic signed on a free transfer and defender Eric Bailly arrived from Villarreal.