Borussia Dortmund midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan's proposed move to Manchester United will be decided this week before the start of pre-season training, according to Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke, the Metro reports.


It is understood United have had a reported fee of £26.3m accepted by the Bundesliga giants for Armenia's international captain, but neither side have officially confirmed the deal.

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But Dortmund's CEO Watzke, while remaining reluctant to delve into the specifics regarding the 27-year-old's future, has confirmed a decision will be made by the end of this week on Mkhitaryan's future.


Watzke said:"We will assess his situation this week.


"We not only need to discuss it with [sporting director] Michael Zorc and [coach] Thomas Tuchel, but also with the bodies.


"It is a difficult decision."

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Details of Mkhitaryan's contract with Manchester United have emerged with German publication Ruhr Nachrichten revealing the Armenian has agreed to sign a four-year deal worth £10m per annum, making him one of the highest earners at United.


Mino Raiola, agent of another United target Zlatan Ibrahimovic, was involved in the negotiations and he has spoken about Mkhitaryan's desire to join United, calling it a "once in a lifetime opportunity".

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"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."


The deal will be Jose Mourinho's second signing as United manager following the £30m deal to bring defender Eric Bailly to Old Trafford last month.


Free agent Zlatan Ibrahimovic is also thought to be close to agreeing a deal with the Red Devils following Sweden's group stage exit at Euro 2016.

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