Liverpool have re-opened transfer negotiations with Borussia Dortmund over a summer move for midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

Reds boss Brendan Rodgers is apparently desperate to land the player as he seeks a long-term replacement for Steven Gerrard who is joining LA Galaxy at the end of the season.

And German tabloid Bild are claiming a deal is currently being thrashed out for the Armenian international.

Mkhitaryan's agent Mino Raiola has previously hinted that he expects the midfielder to leave at the end of the season.

Rodgers originally tried to sign Mkhitaryan in the summer of 2013 when the 25-year-old was playing for Shakhtar Donetsk.

Dortmund won the race for his signature then, and the player shone in his maiden season in Germany, scoring 13 goals in 45 games as his side finished second to Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga table.

However, he has failed to reproduce that form this term and it is believed Klopp is now ready to listen to offers for the player he paid £24million for just 16 months ago.

Source: Metro