Liverpool ‘edge closer’ to club record deal for Alex Teixeira

Date published: Tuesday 26th January 2016 12:59

Alex Teixeira: Claims Liverpool approach was 'windy'

Alex Teixeira: Claims Liverpool approach was 'windy'

Liverpool are reportedly edging closer to a club record deal for Alex Teixeira, despite having two bids for the Brazilian midfielder rejected by Shakhtar Donetsk.

The Reds saw an initial bid of £24.5million rejected by the Ukrainian club last week, and followed that up with an offer of £28million on Monday, which was also dismissed.

Shakhtar are reportedly holding out for closer to 50million euros (£38million) for the 26-year-old, and it’s claimed that talks over a deal are close to completion, with Reds chief executive Ian Ayre flying out to Florida to resume negotiations, where the Ukrainian club are currently on a winter training camp.

Teixiera is contracted to Shakhtar until June 2018 and his release clause at the Ukrainian side is currently unknown.

But ESPN Brasil believe that Liverpool will come closer to Shahktar’s valuation of Teixeira and the deal will be done. It’s been suggested his valuation will be met, but with a downpayment of £30million and the rest made up on a performance-related structure.

Alex Teixeira: Wanted by Liverpool and Chelsea

Shakhtar owner Rinat Akhmetov is considered to be the richest man in Ukraine and often plays hardball on transfers (e.g. Willian, Fernandinho and Henrikh Mkhitaryan), as a result, ESPN Brasil claim the deal could end up costing Liverpool a club record fee, eclipsing the £35million they paid Newcastle for Andy Carroll in January 2011.

On Monday Reds boss Jurgen Klopp refused to speak about Teixeira again at his press conference.

“There’s absolutely nothing to say. Maybe it surprises you. I have nothing to say to things like this,” said Klopp, who muttered the very same thing at his pre-match press conference ahead of the weekend’s win at Norwich.

It’s safe to say that Klopp’s eagerness not to talk about the player suggests Liverpool are actively trying to land Teixeira, who has also been tracked by Chelsea and who also seems desperate to leave the Russian club.

Last week Teixeira told the Brazilian newspaper Globo: “I would like to move in this transfer window and have told them [Shakhtar] that. They have received a very good offer and they are working on a solution. But if I don’t go now then I will leave in the summer.”

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    Liverpool are reportedly edging closer to a club record deal for Alex Teixeira, despite having two bids for the Brazilian rejected.

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    We’d be crazy to break our transfer record, 2 great seasons in the Ukraine and that’s about it.


    nine nine nine

    The Evening Standard are running with a story that following the sale of Ramires for £25m Chelsea are prepared to match Shaktars fee of £38m for Teixera as well as sign Pato????????



    Nine: If Chelsea are willing to bid £38 million then they can have him, I will not be disappointed.


    nine nine nine

    I think it’s probably just paper talk mate with Chelsea more likely to be saving all their pennies for the new Manager in the summer whoever that may be.


    Chelsea aren’t after Teixeira.



    It’s looking good alright.



    Seems Chel$ki is getting rid of Ramires to found this.



    Behemoth He’s told them to sell him to Liverpool. He wants to come herw



    I really hope so ST, I do but Im a tad of a pessimist. 😛
    We have been burned to many times with these kinda news in the past so Im taking this with a pinch of salt.



    Behemoth that’s true. Rumour is that we will pay them £30m up front, the rest will be paid in installments. If Chelsea sneaked in and took him from us now, I’d be gutted. Why it takes Liverpool so long to get a deal done I just don’t know. The negotiations seem to drag for so long. Hopefully this time,we will get our man



    I really hope so too. Tho I do have some issues with the huge fee for someone that doesnt have international experience and has only been proven in Ukraine. But hopefully we will have him and he proves me wrong!


    j c

    Just throw in some add-ons if he’s successful, like we did with Firmino. Then if things go pear shaped, we at least won’t have to pay as much.

    But from what I’ve seen, this guy is worth the money.


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    AbdiAziz Hashi Egal – You are living in cloud cuckoo land, also if never helps when a lot of players are brought in in one go. We need a new Keeper, 1 CB, 1 DM, and a striker and that is about it.

    I would go Ter Stegen, Hummels, Gustavo / Kedhira, Not sure on the striker, it depend on whose available.

    The first three wouldn’t be cheap but would go straight into the first team and would improve us immensely we have a strong squad now it should be quality not quantity.



    AbdiAziz Hashi Egal – I don’t see the killer striker that plays for Lapland Rovers…Father Christmas. ;o)



    The player clearly wants to come, but the asking price is around 39 whilst we’ve tabled around 25. Anything beyond an excess of 32 might seal it, but it’s a lot of money and obviously, this needs to be wrapped up over the weekend.



    LFC spent ridiculous amt of money on average players like Lovren,lallana,henderson,carroll,allen,downing to name a few, who had “PL experience” and these players hve done nothing great – shaktior is a team that has a huge Brazilian pool connection and often dig good players,gets beaten in CL matches but participates each year although some would argue ukranian league is far from competitive – 2 players we did not get was willian and miktayrian (preferred Dortmund) – now we’re haggling for a mere 10 million and comments are that prices are high – nowadays any team in other countries when dealing with PL clubs are inflating the prices mainly because of EPL TV rights, so to be competitive we need to splash money on right players and not average ones



    ynwa, still a lot of money to be fair and personally, I think it is a big leap when we’re talking 25 million, to the asking price of 38 million – that’s Chelsea, City and if you like, United’s territory.

    I agree in principle, we SHOULD have that type of spending power and that would enable us to bring players like Lavezzi and Reus in, which is what we obviously want, as finished articles, but we’re going to need to start offloading players to balance the books.

    I feel for Klopp because he now has to brunt of the mess made from previous transfer windows.



    abdi: That’s the first post I’ve seen from you but are you here all week?

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