LIVERPOOL are eyeing up a bid for Shakhtar Donetsk forward Henrikh Mkhitaryan, according to The Guardian.
The Armenian international, who can play in midfield or upfront, has scored 25 goals for Shakhtar in the Ukrainian league this season.
And it seems the Reds are ready to bring the 24-year-old to the club, with a £22million bid for the attacker. The bid won’t be subject to the future of Luis Suarez, as Brendan Rodgers prepares for the start of the new season with only one senior forward.
Even if Luis Suarez stays at the club, he is banned for the first 6 matches, whilst Andy Carroll is set to be sold to West Ham this week. And with Daniel Sturridge possibly missing the start of the season due to an ankle injury, Fabio Borini looks likely to be the only striker available for the Reds when August comes.
Armenia’s three-time Player of the Year scored twice for Shakhtar in the Champions League this season, with a brace against FC Nordsjaelland.
Mkhitaryan also registered a goal against the Republic of Ireland, as he finished the Euro 2012 qualifiers as Group B’s top scorer with 6 goals.
Rodgers is now ready to bring the 24-year-old to Anfield, in his attempt to get the Reds back into Europe.