Borussia Dortmund puts in bid for Mkhitaryan

Shakhtar Donetsk CEO Sergei Palkin insists the club will not part with their attacking star for less than 30 million euros.
Shakhtar Donetsk CEO Sergei Palkin has confirmed that Borussia Dortmund has made a 23 million euros bid for attacker Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

The Armenian star has long been liked with a move to Premier League outfit Liverpool, with Brendan Rodgers including the player in his plans for a 42 million pound summer spending spree.

Dortmund has now leaped to the front of the queue for his signature by tabling a bid for his services, but Palkin has stressed that Shakhtar will accept nothing less than 30 million euros for the 24-year-old, even though he failed to turn out for preseason training.

“I don’t know where Mkhitaryan is, now. Solely his agent knows this," Palkin told Terrikon. "Borussia offered 23 million euros for the midfielder. I contacted Mkhitaryan’s agent yesterday. I wrote to him about the official position of the club.

"We are prepared to sell Mkhitaryan for 30 million euros this offer stands for the next 10 days. If Mkhitaryan wishes to leave, they have to pay this amount for him."