Henrikh Mkhitaryan still hoping to join "dream" club Manchester United

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Mino Raiola will stop at nothing to get Henrikh Mkhitaryan to Manchester United this summer with the super agent seeming to provide us with daily updates on the Borussia Dortmund star's proposed move.

But while Raiola may be hoping to secure a hefty commission from his transfer, it appears that the player himself is desperate to move to Old Trafford. Indeed, Raiola claims that the chance to join the Red Devils is a "dream" for Mkhitaryan and stated that he is ready to join them "by any means".

However, Raiola and Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho appear to be struggling to come to an amicable agreement with the Bundesliga club. Dortmund have already lost Mats Hummels and Ilkay Gundogan this summer and are determined to keep the rest of their squad together.


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Raiola told Bild: "We have both taken very different views and fight for them like lions. [Dortmund chief Hans-Joachim] Watzke walks 180 degrees into one direction and I walk 180 degrees into the other. But even though it does not look like it right now, I still hope for a sensible solution.

"Such an offer to join Manchester United might only come once in a lifetime for a player and nobody can guarantee us that the door will still be open for Micki next season. Manchester are Micki's dream club, he wants to join them by any means."

Key player

Mkhitaryan, who initially struggled under the tutelage of Jurgen Klopp, has been revitalised by his replacement Thomas Tuchel and finished last season as one of the most effective right-wingers in European football. To put that claim in context, he scored 19 goals and accumulated 24 assists.

But while Borussia Dortmund have a realistic chance of winning the Bundesliga next season and will also compete in the Champions League, Mkhitaryan has decided that his future lies away from Signal Iduna Park and has refused to extend his contract, which expires next summer.

Mourinho's revolution

No Champions League football is on offer at Manchester United but the chance to work under the reputable Jose Mourinho is. Not only that but wages will be much higher and the chance to compete in a much more competitive league is surely what has turned Mkhitaryan's head.

Mourinho has already signed Eric Bailly for £30million and is expected to welcome Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the coming weeks. They have also been linked with Juventus star Paul Pogba and FC Basel's wonderkid Breel Embolo.

While United may not have top-level European football this season, the future is certainly bright.

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