Borussia Dortmund Chief Weighs in on Potential Henrikh Mkhitaryan Return

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Henrikh Mkhitaryan is now reportedly on the trading block, with Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho conveying a clear message that he has no place for the attacking midfielder. United bought the Armenian international for £27 million in the 2016 summer transfer window, and reportedly want £35 million in return for shipping him out.

With widespread reports of Mourinho and Mkhitaryan in a row, it’s possible a deal could happen once the January transfer window opens next week.

One very likely scenario is a return to Borussia Dortmund, and BVB CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke has publicly weighed in on the idea.

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“I know the economic details of his transfer to Man United like nobody else,” Watzke told Bild am Sonntag (h/t Daily Mail). ‘That’s why [his return] is only conceivable with a great deal of imagination.”

Apparently, Dortmund are concerned that they could get priced out with other suitors lining up.

Inter Milan reportedly keen on a Mkhitaryan loan deal, the Mail writes: “According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Inter coach Luciano Spalletti wants Mkhitaryan to bolster his attacking options but a problem may arise with Inter unable to buy the Armenian following his loan spell.”

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Mkhitaryan has been dropped from eight of the last nine match day squads for United in league play.

He did however made a late substitute appearance in Saturday night’s draw at Leicester City.

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports Bank.net and TheBank.News, which is partnered with News Now. Banks, a former writer for the Washington Times, NBC Chicago.com and Chicago Tribune.com, currently contributes regularly to WGN CLTV and the Tribune company’s blogging community Chicago Now.

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