Alex Teixeira to Liverpool: Jurgen Klopp dodges questions on Shakhtar Donetsk forward

Teixeira was reported to have agreed personal terms

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp flatly refused to answer questions on the transfer status of Shakhtar Donetsk forward Alex Teixeira.

Chief executive Ian Ayre is currently in Florida, where the Ukrainian club are on a training camp, to negotiate a move for the Brazilian, 26.

Reports from Ukraine have claimed that the forward has already agreed personal terms with Liverpool, although the two clubs are far apart in their valuation of the player.

Liverpool made an initial bid of around £24m, but other reports state that Shakthar rate him at around £38m.

Speaking at his press conference ahead of the League Cup semi-final second leg against Stoke City on Tuesday, Jurgen Klopp kept quiet when asked. 

"It’s absolutely nothing to say," he told reporters. "Maybe it surprises you. Nothing to say to things like this."

Teixeira has scored 26 goals in 26 matches this season and manager Mircea Lucescu appears resigned to losing his star man.

"If there is an offer that will satisfy both player and the club I will fully support his move," he said earlier this month.

"At the moment, Alex is Shakhtar's player. We'll see in the summer, now there's no point talking about it.

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"This year, he needs to play so that he grows even more, despite the fact that Alex's level is very high even today."