The 28-year-old Armenian international fell foul of Jose Mourinho with the Portuguese recently commenting that the midfielder “didn’t deserve” to be in the Manchester United matchday squad.
Inter Milan are also keen on Mkhitaryan who is fast becoming an Old Trafford misfit. Since the 1 – 0 defeat at Chelsea, Mourinho has only called upon the former Dortmund player on one occasion: the single goal victory over Brighton.
With January approaching, Dortmund are preparing to bring the midfielder back to his spiritual home.
Mkhitaryan joined the Bundesliga outfit during June 2013 in a £20m move from Shaktar Donetsk. In three seasons with Dortmund, he scored 41 goals in 140 appearances, including 23 during his final season in 2015-16.
New BVB boss Peter Stöger agreed with the hierarchy that reclaiming their former charge would improve the squad. Mkhitaryan would follow the path trodden by Shinji Kagawa, 28, Mario Goetze, 25, and Nuri Sahin, 29, in returning to the Westfalenstadion after unsuccessful stints away from the club.
Dortmund midfielder Julian Weigl, 22, is one of Mourinho’s targets which may ease negotiations between the two clubs. Whether the Germans can be persuaded to sell is another matter.