Manchester United have ceded to Borussia Dortmund’s demands and agreed to meet the £30.75million asking price for Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
The Red Devils are understood to have continued a dialogue with the Bundesliga giants over the weekend, having originally been met with a firm stance for the Armenia international.
Old Trafford insiders have stated the United board were reluctant to pay such a high figure for a player who will be out of contract in just 12 months’ time.
United’s opening bid was pitched at a lowly £17.5m with an additional £2.5m in add-ons.
It’s now believed however, the Manchester giants have decided to pay the full asking price, although there is still some work to be done on how much of the cash will be “front-loaded”.
Boss Jose Mourinho was becoming increasingly concerned that Dortmund would dig their heels in further and the window of opportunity would be lost as pre-season training approaches.
Mkhitaryan’s agent, Mino Raiola, who declared a move to United as his client’s “dream move”, will hold fresh discussions with Dortmund later today, but the feeling back in Manchester is that they will finally land the 27-year-old.