Dortmund doubt Mkhitaryan move

Borussia Dortmund have major doubts as to if they can afford a move for Manchester United playmaker Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

Mkhitaryan moved to Old Trafford in the summer of 2016, and had a difficult first season under Jose Mourinho, but started this season with a bang, racking up five assists in the first four Premier League games as United raced to the top of the league.

However, since the Armenians electric start to the season, his form has dwindled drastically, and has failed to provide a single assist fir his teammates and has reportedly had a bust up with United boss Jose Mourinho which has seen him excluded from a number of match day squads.

He has been linked with a departure in the January transfer market, with Inter Milan and former club Borussia Dortmund both reportedly interested. However, Borussia Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke has admitted that his side’s chances of re-sighing the Armenian are slim due to the financial commitment it would take from the club.

Watzke told Bild am Sonntag:

“I know the economic details of his transfer to Man United like nobody else.

“That’s why [his return] is only conceivable with a great deal of imagination.”

Inter Milan are also interested, with a potential swap deal for Portuguese midfielder Joao Mario having been speculated.

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