Brazilian Star skips Shakhtar game as talks continue with Liverpool

Liverpool transfer target Alex Teixeira missed Shakhtar Donetsk’s friendly match against Corinthians on Wednesday as talks regarding a move to the EPL gather steam.

Liverpool manager Ian Ayre jetted off to Florida yesterday to discuss a possible transfer for the 26-year-old attacking midfielder as the Ukrainian side continues their winter training in the Sunshine State.

Liverpool owners the Fenway Sports group are according to the Daily Telegraph eager to demonstrate their support of new manager Jurgen Klopp by making the funds available for the German’s main target.

As things stand at the moment the two clubs are still miles apart regarding a valuation, with Shakhtar wanting to receive £38 million for their star player, while Liverpool thinks that £24.5 is a more realistic sum.