According to the Sky Sports, Alex Teixeira preferred destination is Liverpool, and the attacker has told Shakhtar he wants to leave the club and sign for Anfield giants.

have a £25million on the table for Teixeira and his representatives are currently waiting for a response from Shakhtar.

​The report also says that sources 
close to Teixeira claim Lucas Leiva and Philippe Coutinho are his best friends in football.

Teixeira has been heavily linked with a move to Liverpool recently, and the Brazilian told home country newspaper Globo that he has informed Shakhtar that he wants to be sold, with ambitions of moving to the Premier League.

"If I don’t go now then I will leave in the summer. After six years in Europe and with Shakhtar we are ready to move and I have spoken to my wife and daughter.

"It is my desire to move to a big league and I know that the English league is very strong. I am ready and I know that I will grow up a lot there. I am aware that two big clubs such as Liverpool and Chelsea are interested but I haven’t given my word to either of them," the Brazilian attacker said.

​The Samba star, 26, said it was possible that he could move to La Liga, Serie A or the Bundesliga, but had his heart set on a move to England, where he can challenge himself and win caps for Brazil.

“I am not ruling out other leagues but I do want to play in the Premier League. In my mind, it is the strongest in the world. I want a challenge and to further my career there. My aim is to move to a big club so that I can well there and get a place in the Brazil squad," he concluded.