Liverpool’s hopes of signing South American attacker dented by £37.6m price tag

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Liverpool‘s desire to bring Alex Teixeira to Anfield have been dealt a blow as Shakhtar Donetsk are staunchly refusing to lower their asking price.

According to the Mirror, the Reds initial offer of £24.6 million for the player has been rejected by the Ukraine heavyweights, and while Liverpool would stretch to what the tabloid as a ‘compromise deal’ of approximately £30 million including add-ons, they are still likely to fall short of Shakhtar’s valuation.

The Mirror [as above] note that The Miners want £37.6 million for the player, and are refusing to budge on their price tag.

The tabloid concludes that negotiations have reached a stalemate, although Teixeira’s move to Anfield is not yet definitely dead in the water.

After Liverpool’s glittering offensive showing on Saturday—the Reds scored five as Norwich were defeated 5-4 at Carrow Road—it’s easy to question why Jurgen Klopp wants to invest in his strikeforce, particularly when he started without the likes of Christian Benteke, Adam Lallana, Daniel Sturridge, Philippe Coutinho and Danny Ings.

However, despite hitting five past the Canaries, Liverpool remain the second lowers scorers inside the EPL’s top eight, with only goal-shy Manchester United having scored less (28 to the Merseyside giants’ 30).

Teixeira, who has scored a remarkable 22 goals in 15 league games in the Ukraine Premier League this season, might just be worth the eye-watering outlay.

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