Bad news for Arsenal, as Mkhitaryan's agent declares he wants Manchester United move

Borussia Dortmund's Henrikh Mkhitaryan celebrates scoring their first goal

Henrikh Mkhitaryan could head to Manchester United, not Arsenal.

Borussia Dortmund's Henrikh Mkhitaryan celebrates scoring their first goalBorussia Dortmund's Henrikh Mkhitaryan celebrates scoring their first goal

Manchester United's chances of landing attacking midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan have received a huge boost after his agent confirmed he is keen on a move to the club.

Mkhitaryan's agent is Mino Raiola, who is also the agent for Zlatan Ibrahimovic, also linked to the Red Devils.

Speaking to German newspaper BILD, reported by channel Sport1, Raiola said: "Man United is a unique opportunity, Micki wants to go there."

Tottenham's Dele Alli in action with Borussia Dortmund's Henrikh MkhitaryanTottenham's Dele Alli in action with Borussia Dortmund's Henrikh Mkhitaryan

Mkhitaryan's contract at Borussia Dortmund runs out in one year, and Raiola is pushing hard for a move now, despite the German club threatening they may keep him and let him leave in a year's time on a free transfer.

The Armenian international had been linked to Arsenal, who were considered favourites to land him, with The Sun claiming earlier this month they were closing on a £25 million move.

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The Mail reported last week that Manchester United had entered the race for the attacker, who provided 20 assists last season and scored 18 goals.

The attacker can play across the front line in a variety of positions and at 27-years-old, will be expected to make an immediate impact if he signs.

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