The Chief Executive of Ukrainian side Shakhtar Donetsk Sergei Palkin has said that their star Armenian midfielder remains a key player for his club, while at the same time saying that they would be open to offers.

Just a couple of days ago Palkin admitted the Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund had made an offer of £19.5 million for Mkhitaryan, but the club were going to hold out for an offer believed to be closer to £25 million.

Last season Mkhitaryan was the Ukraine league’s leading scorer with 25 goals, and has been thought to be Liverpool’s main summer signing target, yet with Dortmund now interested and now big spending Anzhi Makhachkala said to be weighing up an offer the chance of him coming to the Premier League is very complicated.

“Henrikh is an important player in our team. Shakhtar wants to keep him, but we are willing to listen and consider all suggestions for a transfer,” Palkin told Russian newspaper Izvestia.

“We have already parted with Willian (to Anzhi) and Fernandinho (to Manchester City), but the club will not just sell players.

“In the near future we will also gain quality, designed to replace the leading players, possibly including Henrikh.”