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Shakhtar Donetsk want £25m for Liverpool target

Shakhtar Donetsk have told Liverpool they must pay £25million in the next 10 days if they want to sign Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

The Sun reports that the Reds have been subject of a transfer ultimatum from the Ukrainian side.

Liverpool face competition from the likes of Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund in the race for the 24-year-old.

Dortmund have reportedly made a £19.5million bid for Mkhitaryan.

Shakhtar Donetsk chief executive Sergei Palkin said: "I don’t know where Mkhitaryan is now, solely his agent knows this.

"Borussia offered £19.5m. I contacted Mkhitaryan’s agent on Tuesday. I wrote to him about the club’s position. We are prepared to sell for £25m.

"This offer stands for the next 10 days. If Mkhitaryan wishes to leave, they have to pay this amount for him."

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