Liverpool FC are interested in Shakhtar Donetsk’s attacking midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan but any potential deal remains a long way off.
The Reds would have to offer in excess of £20 million if they want to snap up the Armenia international, who scored 25 goals in the Ukrainian Premier League last season, the Liberpool Echo writes.
Liverpool have yet to make an approach for Mkhitaryan and they are only likely to do so if Luis Suarez leaves Anfield this summer.
If Suarez submits a transfer request to force through a move, the Reds will insist on banking at least £50million for their prized asset.
With that kind of cash for Brendan Rodgers to spend, Mkhitaryan would then become a serious option.