It’s been a busy couple of days for Liverpool supporters in the Football Transfer Tavern and today is no difference with American news organisation Bloomberg Sports reporting that Reds managing director Ian Ayre has cancelled his plans to conclude talks with Shakhtar Donetsk attacking midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
Ayre was supposed to fly out to Brazil tomorrow for a conference about economic opportunities in sport but instead he will remain in England to thrash out a deal with the Armenian talent who has been on Brendan Rodgers’ radar for the entire summer.
Mkhitaryan scored an incredible 25 goals from midfield last season as he shone in the Ukrainian top flight and the Anfield outfit are understood to face competition from across Europe for his signature.
The news article suggests that the 24-year-old Armenian international could be a Liverpool player by the end of next week with Shakhtar Donetsk ready to sell him for around £22 million in order to fund an summer spending spree.
The Guardian yesterday told us that Liverpool were optimistic in getting the transfer completed soon and this further news has brought smiles to Reds fans faces who could face the prospect of losing star striker Luis Suarez this summer.