Henrikh Mkhitaryan
Henrikh Mkhitaryan (centre) has been linked with a big-money move to Manchester UnitedGetty Images

Borussia Dortmund midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan is willing to do whatever is necessary to force through a move to Manchester United, according to the player's agent. The 27-year-old star is reportedly the subject of a £18.4m (€24m, $27.2m) offer from the Old Trafford club and Mino Raiola has admitted it is Mkhitaryan's "dream" to make the switch.

Dortmund have thus far insisted that they will not allow another of their star players to leave this summer, having already lost Mats Hummels and İlkay Gundogan. Raiola understands the Bundesliga club's position, but he is still actively seeking to conclude a deal with United.

"We have both taken very different views and fight for them like lions," Raiola told Bild of the United offer. "Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke] walks 180 degrees into one direction and I 180 degrees into the other. But even though it does not look like it right now, I still hope for a sensible solution.

"Such an offer to join Manchester United might only come once in a lifetime for a player and nobody can guarantee us that the door will still be open for Micki next season. Manchester are Micki's dream club, he wants to join them by any means."

Asked if United United will have to make a higher bid than the reported £18.4m, Raiola said: "That's not my task. My task is to represent my player's interests. It's known what Micki wants."

This comes shortly after Raiola revealed he was working with Dortmund to resolve the situation. "He [Mkhitaryan] wants to go to Manchester United and we are still trying to resolve the situation," he recently told The Times.