But The Sun report that won’t put off Arsene Wenger, who has been scouting him for months.
Juventus have also shown an interest in a swoop.
Mino Raiola, the player’s agent, said last week: “Mkhitaryan? I know that [Massimiliano] Allegri likes him.
“And Micky would happily wear the Bianconeri shirt, but he needs to make a deal with [Thomas] Tuchel.
“It’s true that his contract expires in 2017, but the Dortmund coach deems him indispensable.”
But Wenger is said to be desperate to sign him and sees Mkhitaryan as the man to link up with Mesut Ozil in the Emirates midfield.