Liverpool have made an approach to sign Shakhtar Donetsk's Brazilian attacker Alex Teixeira.

The Reds are willing to pay about £24.5m for the 26-year-old.

However, the Ukrainian club value Teixeira, who has also been linked with Chelsea, at closer to £39m.

Shakhtar, who are at a winter training camp in Florida, value Teixeira highly. He has scored 22 goals in 15 league games and four goals in 10 Champions League appearances this season.

He began his career at Vasco da Gama in Brazil before moving to Shakhtar in 2010.

If he signs, he would be the fourth Brazilian in Liverpool's senior ranks, joining Lucas Leiva, Roberto Firmino and Philippe Coutinho.

Source: BBC

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