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Dortmund clinch Mkhitaryan signing
Jul 08, 2013 7:48 PM GMT
Borussia Dortmund have confirmed the signing of Henrikh Mkhitaryan from Ukrainian side Shakhtar Donetsk.
The 24-year-old is expected to move to the Westfalenstadion on a four-year deal, the exact terms of which are yet to be finalised.
A 39-time Armenia international, Mkhitaryan finished as top scorer in the Ukrainian Premier League last season with a record 25 goals, as he helped his side to the title.
Mkhitaryan also featured in Shakhtar's UEFA Champions League round-of-16 fixtures against Dortmund last season, with the German side winning through and going on to reach the final, where they were beaten by Bayern Munich.
He becomes the third player to move to the club in the close season, following Sokratis Papastathopoulos' arrival from Werder Bremen and the signing of forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from St Etienne.
And that trio look set to be the only big arrivals at Dortmund ahead of next season, with money raised from player sales, including that of Mario Goetze to Bayern, now spent.
A statement from the club's holding company read: "Borussia Dortmund has finalised its essential transfer activities in the summer transfer period for the season 2013-14.
"In the course of the ordinary execution of these transfers, Borussia Dortmund will have almost spent the available investment budget in the amount of €50 million."