Alex Teixeira latest: Liverpool fail to agree fee with Shakhtar Donetsk for Brazilian

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Liverpool are unlikely to sign Alex Teixeira in this transfer window after reaching an impasse in their negotiations with Shakhtar Donetsk, according to Sky Sports.

Sky Sports report that the two clubs have failed to agree a fee because Shakhtar are holding out for at least £35m for who they consider to be their most valuable asset.

Earlier this month, BBC Sport claimed that Liverpool were willing to pay about £24.5m for the 26-year-old. It seems they have fallen short of Shakhtar’s asking price.

The Ukrainian club recently sold Douglas Costa to Bayern Munich for £24m – fee reported by Sky Sports – and have seen him immediately justify that sum in Germany.

Sky Sports still understand that Teixeira will still leave in the summer, but Shakhtar are determined to not repeat their mistake with Costa and get the most money possible.

It appears as though Reds boss Jurgen Klopp had made the Brazilian, a quick and skilful attacking midfielder with an eye for goal, his number-one target this January.

With only five days left before the deadline, and this potential deal at deadlock, it is likely that Liverpool will play the waiting game with Teixeira rather than turn their attention elsewhere.

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