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Report: Liverpool on cusp of signing Mkhitaryan

Report: Liverpool on cusp of signing Mkhitaryan

PanARMENIAN.Net - Liverpool are on the cusp of signing Henrikh Mkhitaryan after agreeing a £25m fee with Shakhtar for the player, express.co.uk reports.

The Armenian playmaker has been sounded for a move to Anfield in the past few weeks, as the Reds brace themselves for Luis Suarez's seemingly inevitable departure.

He has also been on Borussia Dortmund's radar, and has been made available for sale after he failed to report for pre-season training.

His manager Mircea Lucescu urged the 24-year-old to snub Liverpool, telling Ukranian publication Terrikon: ""I can understand the urge to leave if he has a chance to go to a club that surpasses Shakhtar, like Barcelona or Real Madrid, but not many clubs are beyond our level - not clubs like Liverpool or Tottenham."

But it seems Liverpool have made a significant breakthrough, with a report in Russian paper Sport Express saying Liverpool will make an official statement in the next few days. They also note he will fly to Liverpool to undergo a medical and join up with his new teammates.

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Raiola told German newspaper Bild he is happy to fight for what his client wants, which is to play under Jose Mourinho next season.
“Such an offer to join Manchester United might only come once in a lifetime for a player,” Mkhitaryan’s agent Mino Raiola said.
Due to the temporary disqualification, the athlete can’t participate in tournaments, also set to miss the Rio Olympics in August.
"I am a positive guy. If I wasn't confident of reaching some kind of conclusion, I wouldn't try," the agent of Henrikh Mkhitaryan said.
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