Liverpool make another bid for Shakhtar star Teixeira

Date published: Monday 25th January 2016 6:40

Alex Teixeira: Wanted at Anfield

Alex Teixeira: Wanted at Anfield

Liverpool have reportedly had a second bid of £28million for Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Alex Teixeira rejected.

The offer comes less than a week after the club lodged their first offer for the exciting Brazilian, believed to be for £24.5million.

The Daily Mail claim the Ukrainian side have once again snubbed Liverpool’s proposal and are looking for closer to 50million euros (£38million) for the 26-year-old.

Liverpool chief executive Ian Ayre flew to Orlando last week to start negotiations with Shakhtar, who were taking part in the Florida Cup.

Alex Teixeira: Wanted by Liverpool and Chelsea

En route to the USA the player picked up a minor hamstring problem which forced him out of their final friendly game, but the injury was not significant enough to stall any prospective move and Liverpool quickly submitted an offer of £24.6million, which was rejected.

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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    Matthew Briggs
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    Liverpool have reportedly had a second bid of £28million for Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Alex Teixeira rejected.

    [See the full post at: Liverpool make another bid for Shakhtar star Teixeira]

    #818699
    suarezsteeth
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    Why don’t they just offer them £30m? We do this time after time. They want £30m,so we offer £28m. Brilliant strategy

    #818735

    Mikus
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    I can forgive a spot of haggling, but depends how many other clubs are interested.

    #818750

    liverpool_1986
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    Suarezteeth – They want £38million (which is probably too high) not £30million. We will be making offers which include add on clauses etc. Its called negotiating. You need to sound out the level which will be acceptable. It doesnt always have to be money upfront. Same as Firmino. He has only cost around £20million upfront. The rest is add-ons and depends on performance etc

    #818765
    suarezsteeth
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    Mikus,he’s told them he wants the Liverpool move. We’re in the driving seat. We should do everything we can to get the deal done. We’ve messed around like this b4,and it’s cost us. Very risky to do it again in my opinion

    #818774
    suarezsteeth
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    Liverpool_1986 I understand that,but like I’ve said above,we’ve done it this way b4 and had our fingers burnt. Just hope we manage to actually get this deal done b4 the end of the window

    #818870

    kopite
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    I want us to Teixeira as much as the next fan but it would be crazy to pay £38 million (if reports are true) for him. Yes he’s scoring for him but remember the Ukraine league isn’t exactly the strongest and he hasn’t been capped by his country.

    #818900
    MrMakaveli
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    People always complain that Liverpool won’t put the money up when the deals are beign negotiated and then those same people are the ones to say that we over-pay for all our players.

    Chelsea are going for Pato so the interest for Teixeira from them is less than us. Will they maybe sign him ahead of us anyway? Who knows, maybe they will but that doesn’t change the fact that we’re proceeding along nicely with this deal. Offering £24.5m as a first offer was very high and a big statement of intent, £28m is a good 2nd bid in my eyes, it’ll show them that we’re not going anywhere near £38m and it gives the player a chance to unofficially or even officially ask to leave. Teixeira said that our first bid was “a very good one”, so I think he will certainly be askign why this £28m offer has been rejected, especially in light of him informing them of his desire to move in this window.

    Remember lads, Liverpool have indirect communications with the player via Coutinho. I think we’re in complete control here.

    #818939

    kopite
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    Totally agree with MrM on this. Some posters are urging FSG to fork up the asking price but if Teixeira signs and it doesn’t work out for him, they’ll be saying they paid over the odds.

    #818972

    Mikus
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    Willian was a very similar transfer some years ago. However his attitude was clearly there as he was the only Chelsea player to be able to hold his head high under the late Mourinho era, when others downed tools. Do we look enough at all these things? Or does fear get the better of us?

    #818990
    MrMakaveli
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    We are in a precarious time, yet in a contradictory way, we’re also in a very opportune time (the arrival of Klopp). Our team needs an injection of new talent to push for 4th place, that’s very clear now so of course the fans are nervous but I’m quite confident that we will get this deal done. If I were to guess, I’d say an agreement for 31-32m will be done in a few days. We’ll be paying over the odds but that’s the January window.

    Let’s just hope he turns out to be an improvement to our first 11.

    #819038
    suarezsteeth
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    MrMak I do hope this deal goes through,but after Willian, Konoplyanka etc,I’m getting a sense of déjà vu with this. Hopefully it goes through though. The fact that the lad actually wants to join us is very positive. Hopefully the club and his agent can get the deal over the line

    #819155

    nine nine nine
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    Latest Liverpool bid rejected by Shaktar?Chelsea getting their pennies together with Ramires sale?

    #819176

    Mikus
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    Nine, it’s about this time of us dilly dallying that other clubs start coming in.

    #819182

    nine nine nine
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    Tbh I think Chelsea have been put off by Shaktars valuation.

    #819191

    thuddlestone
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    Liverpool are constantly throwing money at players that never work out. Would be better pumping £30m into their academy instead.

    #819200
    Tamblingforever
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    As usual, Chelsea will wait until they know the selling club has agreed a deal, then trump it, especially if Liverpool are offering ‘only’ €28M. If you were he, where would you want to go, Chelsea or Liverpool ? Having said all that, I’d prefer Chelsea to be bringing through some local talent rather than importing yet more South Americans.

    #819206

    Mikus
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    Quite nine, still, I expect we’ll have to wait for the time pressure of deadline day for any movement in negotiations to happen.

    #819263

    bofa
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    Shakhtar Donetsk have said they are looking for €50 Million which is £38 million. The bid of £28 million was never going to cut it. My guess is £33 million will be the number which gets the bid up to €43 million… that’s acceptable for someone claiming to want to sell @ €50 million. I really hope we go that far. It would be a right kick in the guts to lose out and make no significant signing considering we have a new manager. It’s important for him that FSG show some trust in his judgement and get the relationship off to a good start.

    #819272

    Mikus
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    From Shakhtar’s point of view, they’ll be thinking if we paid £32 mill for Benteke, and Teixeira will supposedly provide more impact, why not ask £38 mill??

    We overpay for some players when we have the money from our big player sales, and then try and underpay when we don’t. You can’t have it both ways.

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