Jose Mourinho may well be firmly installed in the management role at Manchester United, though his seismic arrival at the Theatre of Dreams doesn’t look as if it will instantly turn the tide for the Red Devils.
Indicative of the rebuilding job he has at Old Trafford, even the self-proclaimed ‘Special One’ cannot instantly guarantee the club all that they want and more.
According to the Daily Mail, the Premier League giants are growing increasingly concerned over a potential deal for Borussia Dortmund midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan as the German titans stand firm.
Despite the gifted Armenian entering the final 12 months of his deal at Signal Iduna Park, the club have already sold key duo Ilkay Gundogan and Mats Hummels this summer.
Wary of a crisis mounting amongst the fans, the Bundesliga juggernauts are believed to be willing to risk losing the 27-year old on a free rather than lose another stay player.
It is a situation akin to that of Robert Lewandowski’s a couple of years ago, with Polish marksman joining arch rivals Bayern Munich upon the expiration of his deal with the club.
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