Liverpool fail to agree fee to seal Teixeira transfer

Date published: Wednesday 27th January 2016 4:27

Alex Teixeira: Signing for Chinese club

Liverpool’s hopes of signing Alex Teixeira this month appear to be over after they failed to agree a fee with Shakhtar Donetsk for the Brazilian.

Ian Ayre met with Shakhtar officials in Orlando last week in a bid to thrash out a deal for Teixeira, but the Reds have since had two offers rejected by the Ukrainian club, the second of which was reportedly worth £28million.

According to Sky Sports, Teixeira is now unlikely to move to Anfield this month, with Shakhtar still refusing to budge on their £35million valuation of the 26-year-old.

Shakhtar manager Mircea Lucescu told FourFourTwo earlier this week: “He’s worth €50million.

“He’s incredible, very fast, very good technique. I compare him with other players of the same age who changed [the fortunes of] a club, Di Maria for example at Paris Saint-Germain.

“Teixeira can be at the same level, better even. He doesn’t get injured, and every year he gets better and better.”

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