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Liverpool agree deal for Henrikh Mkhitaryan claims Russian media

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Liverpool have agreed a deal to sign Shakhtar Donetsk playmaker Henrikh Mkhitaryan, according to reports from Russian newspaper Sport Express.

According to their reports, Liverpool will make an official announcement about the transaction within next few days, while the player will fly to Merseyside shortly to conclude his medical and other documentation works.

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The 24-year-old has been on Liverpool’s radar throughout the summer but the Reds couldn’t wrap up the deal, due to the player’s ownership problems.

The player had gone AWOL from the Ukrainian club and didn’t report for the pre-season training in a bid to force through a transfer.

Shakhtar chief executive Sergei Palkin admitted that there have been offers in place for the youngster, but he won’t go for cheap. Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund were also interested in him and had lodged a bid in the region of £19.5million.

Palkin said recently as quoted in the Daily Star:

“I do not know where Mkhitaryan is. Only his agent knows this. Borussia sent a proposal for £19.5m.

“I contacted Mkhitaryan’s agent. I wrote to him about the official position of the club. We are prepared to sell Mkhitaryan for £25.5m.

“This offer stands for the next 10 days. If Mkhitaryan wishes to leave, they have to pay this amount for him.”

According to reports from Daily Mail, North London club Tottenham Hotspur have also expressed their interest in the player and are planning to hijack the deal under Liverpool’s nose with a £20million offer.

However, the Russian newspaper reports that an agreement has been reached between Liverpool and Shakhtar, for a reported fee in the region of €30 million (approximately £25.7m).

If the deal goes through, the Armenian international will become the second most expensive signing in Liverpool’s history. While the £35million rated striker Andy Carroll turned out to be a huge flop and was ultimately sold to West Ham in the summer, Liverpool fans can surely expect something special from the midfielder, who scored 25 goals last season for his club.

Several reputed journalists on Twitter have also hinted last night about the possibility of this deal. But, for the time being, let us not give credence to it, rather wait for any official announcements from either of the clubs.

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Comments (15)

  1. hope this is true, would be a fantastic sighing for us

  2. Lfc signs Mkhitaryan done deal.

  3. let wait for official communication from Liverpool Echo.

  4. i am very happy for lfc, if they sign shekhtar play maker, cos aur dream is 2 see lfc in top 4 nest season, ilov liverpool. Kabir from nigeria

  5. LFC….GREAT SIGN MKHITARYAN FOR LIVERPOOL TEAM TO COMPETE THIS SEASON….TARGET.

  6. if liverpool sign the player he we be great signing for liverpool this season

  7. I can’t wait to c him meh.I just lyk d guy kind of pla.what a gud playmaker.

  8. Fantastic player. I hope lfc sign the player
    YNWA

  9. Can’t wait 4 henrikh…..2 b a kop…ynwa.

  10. i hope liverpool will sign him

  11. i’m not tatol happy with de signing ov toure 2 liverpool coz he is not gd in attacking

  12. what a great great signing this would mean to us LFC fans.
    pls pls pls LFC should anounce this soon.

  13. Good deal if true … Another striker will be icing on the cake

  14. Iam very happy for liverpool signs if there make it