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The Brazilian spoke frankly about his desire to leave Shakhtar Donetsk for Anfield, with the Premier League outfit having had an opening bid of £24 million rejected

Shakhtar Donetsk star Alex Teixeira has admitted his frustration as a potential move to Liverpool continues to stall.

As reported by Goal, the Premier League club have had a £24 million bid for the Brazilian rejected, with chief executive Ian Ayre flying to Florida for face-to-face discussions with Shakhtar officials.

Liverpool are yet to make a second bid - which Teixeira has now confirmed - but are willing to negotiate if Shakhtar are open to lowering their asking price of £38m, and the 26-year-old accepts he must be patient.

"The team received one official offer from the club," Teixeira told Anfield HQ. "It was rejected. I don't know why. It was a great offer.

"I am trying to leave but the manager and club president don't want me to. So now I'm just waiting. Trying to be patient.



"There's only been one offer, I don't know how many millions, and Shakhtar rejected it. The club refused and I'm trying everything possible for them to accept so that I can go to Liverpool."

When asked if he expects to be playing for Liverpool by the end of the month, Teixiera added: "I don't know. It's tough to answer that. I have tried everything to be able to leave the club - in a good way obviously.

"But the coach and the president don’t want me to, so I don’t know what to say for the moment."

Teixeira has scored 22 goals and assisted three more in just 15 league games this season, which has also attracted the attention of Chelsea - though an official approach from the Premier League champions is yet to materialise.

Teixeira, who moved to Ukraine from Vasco da Gama in 2010, reiterated his desire to move to the Premier League and believes Anfield is an ideal destination.

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"Yes, it is a big club," he said. "So many great players have passed through there. It would be an honour to defend the Liverpool shirt.

"The way I play is always looking to score, so I think I could help in that respect. Together with the talented players they already have in the squad.

"I played with [Philippe] Coutinho when we were little, at the age of 10 or 11 years old. It would be an honour to play alongside him again.

He added: "For me, [the Premier League] is the best league in the world and I want to experience that challenge in my career."

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