Dortmund's Mkhitaryan set to complete Manchester United move

Borussia Dortmund have announced that midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan is set to join Premier League side Manchester United FC in the current transfer period.

A statement on the club's official website stated: "Following intense discussions, BVB have complied to the wishes of the Armenian international, to allow him to join Manchester United, England's fifth-placed side last season. Borussia Dortmund wish Henrikh Mkhitaryan all the best for the coming season in both the Premier League and the Europa League".

Henrikh Mkhitaryan joined Dortmund in the summer of 2013 making 140 appearances in all competitions, scoring 41 times and providing 49 assists - © DFL DEUTSCHE FUSSBALL LIGA / Hofmann

Mkhitaryan impressed greatly throughout the 2015/16 campaign as one of the Bundesliga's foremost playmakers, scoring 11 times and setting up a further 15 goals for team-mates – a league-leading tally. The Armenian is the third big name to leave Dortmund this summer following the departures of Ilkay Gündogan and Mats Hummels.