Borussia Dortmund have confirmed Manchester United are closing in on the capture of Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
United have been tracking the Armenian forward for some time but Dortmund were reluctant to do business, despite the fact he is out of contract next summer.
It now appears as if United have managed to force a breakthrough as BVB chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke has confirmed the Old Trafford outfit have upped their offer, with reports indicated the Bundesliga giants have accepted a bid in the region of £26million.
“The situation is now different,” he told Germany’s Bild. “Manchester have made a much improved offer. In situations like this there are always a lot of different things to consider and in the end at one point we have to make a decision.
“And as we are back in training on Monday we will decide at the weekend. I have contacted the relevant people and we will weigh things up at the weekend. And then the board will make the decision, definitely at the weekend.”