Transfer speculation: Liverpool register interest in Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan
The Armenia international has emerged as a £22m target for the Reds
Tuesday 04 June 2013
Liverpool are targeting a £22m move for Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan, according to reports.
The Armenia international scored an incredible 25 goals in the Ukrainian Premier League last season despite his role as an attacking midfielder, and as such has emerged as one of the most coveted players during the summer transfer window.
The player himself has also encouraged speculation, revealing earlier this year that he wanted to play for "one of the strongest clubs in the world".
Chelsea, Manchester City and Barcelona have all been touted as possible destinations for the 24-year-old, however Liverpool are the keenest to add him to their squad according to the reports.
The Reds have tracked him throughout the season and it's claimed that the club believe he would be open to a move to Anfield, despite the lack of European football on offer next season. It's understood Liverpool have registered their interest with Donetsk.
Liverpool's interest is not linked to the desire of Luis Suarez to leave the club, with a bid for Mkhitaryan being lined-up before their top scorer's candid comments in his native Uruguay.
Latest in Sport
Manchester United's best XI of the season so far: No place for Angel Di Maria or Juan Mata
Manchester United's Angel Di Maria sells more shirts than Alexis Sanchez, Diego Costa and every other player in the Premier League
Hector Bellerin opens up on switch from Barcelona to Arsenal
WrestleMania 31 results: Seth Rollins stuns WWE as he cashes in Money in the Bank contract to claim title from Brock Lesnar
WrestleMania 31: What time does it start? Full match card and preview ahead of WWE event
- 3 Gamers confess the worst things they've done in The Sims
- 4 Germanwings crash: 'Andreas Lubitz planned to marry pregnant girlfriend', claims German report
Ukip supporters are 55 or older, white and socially conservative, finds British Social Attitudes Report
JK Rowling responds to fan tweeting she 'can't see' Dumbledore being gay
Street preacher quoting from the Bible fined for calling homosexuality an 'abomination'
Jeremy Clarkson sacked live: Alan Yentob 'wouldn't rule out' ex Top Gear host's BBC return
Woman filmed launching racist tirade against men on the Tube for speaking in 'own lingo'
The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew