Things are moving very quickly now regarding Henrik Mkhitaryan to Manchester United.

The Armenian winger has been edging ever closer to making the leap to the Premier League, and Borussia Dortmund’s CEO, Hans-Joachim Watzke, has finally spoken out about the potential transfer, and it’s positive.

Speaking to Der Westen in Germany, the board member made it clear that a decision about the deal will be made by the end of the weekend at the very latest, mostly because the team’s preseason training starts on Monday.

He said: “We’re now at a different starting position because Manchester United have significantly improved their offer. I have already contacted the appropriate people and we will confer at the weekend with all the pros and cons. It’s also important for me to get a broad opinion, and the management will decide that.”

United’s offer is believed to currently stand at around €40m (£33.1m), which would represent Dortmund’s biggest ever sale were it to go through.

The player only has one year left on his contract, and reports have already emerged of Dortmund looking for a potential successor, including Bild mentioning André Schürrle this morning.

This seems to be happening, and unless Thomas Tuchel makes it abundantly clear he cannot continue next season without his star winger, Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s chances of playing under José Mourinho next season appear very likely.