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Liverpool close to signing Brazilian playmaker Alex Teixeira



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Last week, Liverpool reportedly made an offer to sign Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Alex Teixeira. The Reds had submitted a €32m offer for the 26-year-old, but the Ukrainian club are seeking closer to €50m for the Brazilian.

Teixeira has been on top of Chelsea’s wish-list for sometime now, and the London club were considering making a move for him in the January transfer window.

Liverpool’s chief executive Ian Ayre flew to Florida last week to hold discussions with Shakhtar officials over a possible move.

The Reds were told to improve their offer, but the general feeling around the Liverpool camp is that a deal could be reached within this month.

Football Ukraine, who are quite reliable with their information, claims that Alex Teixeira has agreed personal terms with Liverpool.

Teixeira has recently revealed that he wishes to play in the Premier League, and he is looking for a move in the January transfer window.

He claims that an offer has been made for him (although he didn’t mention the club) and Shakhtar are working on his situation.

“I would like to move in this transfer window and have told them [Shakhtar] that. They have received a very good offer and they are working on a solution. But if I don’t go now then I will leave in the summer,” said Teixeira, as quoted by The Mirror

The 26-year-old Brazilian has been in outstanding form this season, scoring 22 league goals in 15 matches.

Teixeira has spoken of his desire to play for Chelsea in the past, but he would equally welcome a move to Liverpool, where he can spearhead the Liverpool’s attack forging a strong partnership with fellow compatriots Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino.