Liverpool unlikely to make third offer for Alex Teixeira
By Sky Sports News HQ
Last Updated: 02/02/16 1:27am
Liverpool are unlikely to make a third offer for Shakhtar Donetsk forward Alex Teixeira on Deadline Day, according to Sky sources.
Sky sources also dismissed speculation linking Real Madrid winger Denis Cheryshev with a move to Liverpool - and do not think any players will be leaving Anfield in what remains of the January transfer window.
The Reds had previously opened talks with Shakhtar after chief executive Ian Ayre flew out to their winter training camp in Florida but the Ukrainian club proved difficult to negotiate with.
After the Liverpool delegation arrived for talks, the value of the player was increased to a minimum of £35m, before Shakhtar later revealed he was not for sale in this transfer window.
Shakhtar Donetsk chief executive Sergei Palkin previously said Liverpool failed to meet their valuation of the player, with a £24m offer rejected before talks were halted.
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It is understood Shakhtar see Teixeira as their last remaining valuable asset and they are keen to avoid a similar deal which saw Douglas Costa leave the club last summer.
They feel they let Costa go too cheaply to Bayern Munich for £24m and view Teixeira key to their attempts to win back the title from Dynamo Kiev, with both clubs level on points at the top of the Ukrainian league.
The player himself has publicly stated he wants to go to Anfield but unless Shakhtar have a change of heart then the moves looks more likely to happen in the summer.