Premier Football News
June 30 2013

Liverpool agree 25.7 million deal for top transfer target
June 30, 2013 Last updated at 0:49

Liverpool have finally reached an agreement to sign Henrikh Mkhitaryan
from Shakhtar Donetsk, according to Russian newspaper Sport Express.

Armenian television programme `Extra Time' announced on Friday evening
that Mkhitaryan had agreed terms with a foreign club over a transfer,
and it would now appear that Liverpool have won the race to sign
Ukraine's top goalscorer this summer.

Mkhitaryan scored 25 goals for Shakhtar Donetsk last season from an
attacking midfield position, and providing he can adapt well to the
Barclays Premier League, he could be an immense signing for Brendan
Rodgers' team.

Sport Express state that the 24 year-old will fly to Merseyside in the
coming days for a medical and to complete the necessary paperwork in
order to finalise the deal.

With a reported fee of 30 million (approximately 25.7m), Mkhitaryan
would be the second most expensive signing in Liverpool history, after
the 35 million Andy Carroll cost when he signed from Newcastle United
in January 2011.

With Carroll having moved to West Ham United this summer for a
significant loss having failing to impress for the Reds, Liverpool
will hope that their next big move in the transfer market is a more
successful gambit.