Dortmund want to keep Mkhitaryan, says Zorc

The Armenia international’s future has been the the subject of speculation of recent weeks but the BVB sporting director has no intention of selling him

Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc says he wants to keep Henrikh Mkhitaryan at the club this summer.

The Armenia international moved to Signal Iduna Park in 2013 to replace Mario Gotze but has failed to find his best form, with his finishing frustrating fans in particular.

His future has been the subject of persistent speculation in recent months, with many reports stating that Dortmund will look to offload him, but Zorc is keen to see him stay put.

“He still has a contract until 2017,” he told Kicker.

“We’ve never said that we want to sell him.”

The former Shakhtar Donetsk star’s agent ruled out a move away from the club earlier this week, saying that his client is committed to seeing out his contract.

Mkhitaryan has scored just four goals in all competitions this season, setting up a further five.