Teixeira ‘not sold to China’, going nowhere until summer

Date published: Wednesday 3rd February 2016 10:39 - Ian Watson

Alex Teixeira: Signing for Chinese club

Shakhtar Donetsk coach Mircea Lucescu insists that the club will not sell Liverpool target Alex Teixeira to China.

Teixeira had been linked with a move to Liverpool throughout the transfer window, but the two clubs could not agree a fee for the forward before transfer deadline day last month.

Jurgen Klopp has discussed the reasons behind Liverpool not completing a move for the 26-year-old, who the Reds are thought to remain keen on signing in the summer.

But reports emerged on Monday claiming that Chinese Super League clubs could be interested in the Brazilian.

Chinese side Jiangsu, managed by former Chelsea defender Dan Petrescu, have been linked with a €50million, but Lucescu has rubbished such claims.

“We haven’t sold Alex Teixeira,” the Shakhtar coach told Calciomercato. “I am not aware of any negotiations with Chinese clubs – they are just the usual rumours which do the rounds during the transfer periods.

“The lad’s not going anywhere. He’s staying with us until the end of the season.”

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