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Liverpool have made Shakhtar Donetsk midfield Henrik Mkhitaryan their "top target" according to Russian website Sportbox.
The Armenian's all-action displays have drawn many scouts to keep an eye on 24 year-old, and he boasts an astonishing 19-goal haul from central midfield this season, mainly thanks to a run of 10 goals in six games during the early part of the campaign.
With Shakhtar now out of the Champions League, Mkhitaryan has admitted that he is looking to leave Ukraine this summer and the Premier League could well be a target:
"For every player, to play for the strongest clubs in the world is a dream, and the main goal," said Mkhitaryan.
"I will do everything possible to move this summer to a different team."
Any deal would require a fee of around £25million according to Russian reports.