Anfield club hope to bring in Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder as early as next week.
Liverpool are set to continue their summer spending spree as they look to bring in Skakhtar Donetsk’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan according to The Telegraph.
The Anfield club have wasted little time in bringing in new talent after confirming the signing of former Celta Vigo star Iago Aspas last week.
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is now reportedly keen to bring in another signing and has made a formal approach to Shakhtar for the Armenian captain’s services.
Mkhitaryan has been in highly impressive form this season, hitting the back of the net on twenty-five separate occasions.
He has been one of the Ukrainian side’s star players for a number of years and has played an integral role in their recent successful Champions League runs.
Shakhtar have already prepared for the player’s departure, having signed Wellington Nem from Fluminese and Fernando from Gremio in the last few weeks.
Their arrival could persuade club officials to sanction Mkhitaryan’s sale and that could pave the way for a move to the Premier League.
Mkhitaryan typically plays as an attacking midfielder although he has previously filled in as a striker. But it is not that his arrival will influence the future of wantaway striker Luis Suarez.
The club remain keen to hold on to the striker despite his overtures to Real Madrid in the last few weeks.