Liverpool have had a £15m bid accepted for Borussia Dortmund’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan, according to The Indepedent.
Brendan Rodgers’ side have been pursuing the attacking midfielder for some time, and were beaten by the 2013 Champions League finalists to the signature of Mkhitaryan in 2013 from Shakhtar Donetsk.
Juventus are also said to be keen on the 26-year-old.
Mkhitaryan had an outstanding start to life at Dortmund, having one of the best individual performances against Schalke in a 3-1 win that we have ever seen, but faded in his second season as Die Borussen barely made the Europa League positions in the Bundesliga.
However, the Armenian has had an incredible start to the 2015/16 season, scoring two and assisting one in a 4-0 rout of Mönchengladbach before heading home the winner to complete a superb turnaround against Odds BK, coming from 3-0 behind to win the game 4-3.
Thomas Tuchel has only just replaced Jürgen Klopp though, and one would presume that the former Mainz manager would want to keep his best players in the team.
BVB also paid £25 million to land their man, so for Mkhitaryan to leave the German club for such a low fee seems suspicious to us.
The Liverpool Echo and The Express have both written of a bid from Liverpool, the former noting that Bild claimed back in February that the Reds were re-opening transfer negotiations for Mkhitaryan.
In another dangle of hope for Liverpool fans, the midfielder’s agent spoke in the same month as Bild‘s story of his unhappiness at the club.
“Henrikh wants to leave Dortmund at the end of the season. We will have to wait and see what we can do.”
We shall see in the coming days if there is any truth to The Independent’s claim.
Mkhitaryan has made 94 appearances for Dortmund, scoring 24 goals and providing 20 assists.
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