According to James Pearce in the Echo, and a number of other reliable sources, Liverpool have tabled a €32m offer for Alex Teixeira, although Shakhtar want a significantly heftier sum.
Still, they claim that Ian Ayre is in Florida currently to discuss a deal, with the Ukrainians currently partaking in a friendly tournament in the States.
Teixeira has been in blistering form this term, bagging an offensive 22 league goals in just 15 matches – form that cannot fail to be noticed.
He plays behind the striker as well, meaning he’s racked up these stats without even playing up front.
Shakhtar want £38m says the Echo, but you’d have to expect to pay something close to that for a striker in such form in this day and age.
Hopefully we can reach an agreement.
Sorry about the awful Chill-out trance included in the highlights video – but as you know – all the best YouTube compilations come with an evil musical accompaniment.