Russian big spenders Anzhi Makhachkala are reported to have entered the race for Armenian midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
Russian club Anzhi Machachkala have joined the race for his signature, submitting an offer of €35 million earlier this month, Izvestia reports.
Mkhitaryan and Shakhtar are still yet to respond to the offer, with believed third party ownership complicating matters.
Shakhtar Donetsk chief executive Sergei Palkin insists Henrikh Mkhitaryan remains an important player for them but admits they are open to offers for the midfielder
“Henrikh is an important player in our team. Shakhtar wants to keep him, but we are willing to listen and consider all suggestions for a transfer,” Palkin told Russian newspaper Izvestia.
“We have already parted with Willian (to Anzhi) and Fernandinho (to Manchester City), but the club will not just sell players.”
“In the near future we will also gain quality, designed to replace the leading players, possibly including Henrikh,” he stated.