Chelsea Receive a Boost in Hunt for Borussia Dortmund Ace; Arsenal Also in the Mix

Chelsea Fabregas

Borussia Dortmund has been going through a golden age in the last few season, and although they haven’t reaped any major trophies this season, they have a great squad. The German powerhouse has picked up quality players, but they are now on the verge of losing one of their aces.

Armenian international Henrikh Mkhitaryan is in demand as big clubs like Chelsea and Arsenal are keen on bringing him to the Premier League.

Reports from The Mirror indicate that Mkhitaryan’s talks with Dortmund over a new deal have come to a stalemate as the Germans are unwilling to offer the 27-year-old midfielder a contract with a buyout clause.

They have secured Marco Reus’ and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s services under no buyout contracts, but Mkhitaryan is not interested in such deal.

The Armenian has been a huge part of Borussia’s league performance as they stand second in the Bundesliga standings and will be playing Champions League next season. Mkhitaryan has played 47 matches for Dortmund this season, scoring 19 goals and giving out a whopping 15 assists in all competitions.
Dortmund refuse to give Mkhitaryan a contract with a buyout clause as they are afraid of losing him like they lost Mario Gotze. Understandable, but if they don’t act fast they will still lose the Armenian as Chelsea is prepared to splurge the £23 million on his services. Arsenal is also looming over Mkhitaryan, so his days at Westfalenstadion seem to be coming to an end.