Liverpool told they can sign Alex Teixeira for £53m – report

Shakhtar Donetsk say they would be willing to let Alex Teixeira leave the club for £53m this month

Liverpool have been told that a £53m bid would secure the services of Alex Teixeira before Monday’s transfer deadline, according to reports.

The Reds have been heavily linked with a move to sign the Shakhtar Donetsk attacking midfielder in recent days as the January transfer window approaches its conclusion.

The player himself this week spoke out about his desire to secure a transfer to the Merseyside outfit this month.

Liverpool are reported to have already tabled a bid for the attacker but Shakhtar are understood to have rejected their latest approach, with his current club keen to keep hold of the player until the summer.

Now, Metro quotes Shakhtar’s general director Sergiy Palkin as having said that the Ukrainian club would be willing to let Teixeira leave if a bid of £53m was made.

BBC Sport reports that Liverpool have made a bid of £24.5m for the Brazilian.

MORE: The latest Liverpool news and views

MORE: The latest Liverpool player tweets

Teixeira has scored 22 goals in 15 league games for Shakhtar already this season.

Michael Owen
Michael Owen predicts the scoreline of Chelsea FC v Man United
Thomas Tuchel
Thomas Tuchel: What I really think about Man United right now
Thomas Tuchel
Paul Merson states his prediction for Chelsea FC v Man United
Michael Owen
Michael Owen reveals his prediction for Arsenal v Newcastle United
Thomas Tuchel
Mark Lawrenson states his prediction for Chelsea FC v Man United
Michael Owen
Michael Owen predicts the scoreline of Chelsea FC v Man United
Thomas Tuchel
Thomas Tuchel: What I really think about Man United right now
Thomas Tuchel
Paul Merson states his prediction for Chelsea FC v Man United
Michael Owen
Michael Owen reveals his prediction for Arsenal v Newcastle United
Thomas Tuchel
Mark Lawrenson states his prediction for Chelsea FC v Man United
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature