Manchester United are heavily linked with a move in signing Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Borussia Dortmund star Henrikh Mkhitaryan. Both the players share the same agent, Mino Raiola, who is now is helping the Red Devils seal the deal for the two attackers.
Ibrahimovic is a free agent after he left Paris Saint-Germain at the end of the 2015/16 season, while the Armenian international has one year left on his contract at Signal Iduna Park. The Bundesliga club confirmed that Mkhitaryan has decided against signing a new deal and that they are reluctant to let him leave this summer.
Raiola earlier admitted that he was trying to "resolve the situation" with Dortmund in helping his client complete a switch to Old Trafford. The German outfit are keen on retaining their player beyond this summer transfer window, but Mkhitaryan's representative remains hopeful that he can help his client complete United transfer.
"It would be a sin to stop talking," Raiola explained, as quoted by BBC. "I am a positive guy. If I wasn't confident of reaching some kind of conclusion, I wouldn't try."
"I am very proud Manchester United want him and the talks are being held in a good atmosphere, but at the moment Dortmund are still saying no."
The Dortmund midfielder has scored 19 goals and registered 24 assists in all competitions in the 2015/16 campaign. According to The Times, Mkhitaryan remains confident of joining Jose Mourinho's side, despite Dortmund's decision to retain their star player.
Ibrahimovic is also represented by Raiola and the latter wants him to reunite with Mourinho at United. The 34-year-old Swedish striker and the Portuguese tactician worked together at Inter Milan.
The former Barcelona striker is currently on international duty with Sweden at the ongoing Euro 2016. Raiola admitted that a decision on his future will be taken after the European championship.
"Manchester United are a great team with a great coach. It's fascinating. I've made my decision, but he hasn't made his. He's really busy with the Euros," Raiola told Telefoot.
"Out of respect for the Euros, the team, the country and the coach, he has to be professional and concentrate on that."