Report updates Liverpool's pursuit of Alex Teixeira as transfer deadline draws closer

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Liverpool will reportedly make one final call to Shakhtar Donetsk over a deal for playmaker Alex Teixeira.

According to the Daily Mail, Liverpool will make one final call to Shakhtar Donetsk today, in a bid to finally land Alex Teixeira.

The Reds have been quiet during the transer window, with manager Jurgen Klopp preferring to work with what he already has at Anfield, barring the loan move for QPR defender Steven Caulker.

However, one name which has been continuously mentioned as a Liverpool target throughout the transfer window is Shakhtar Donetsk playmaker Alex Teixeira.

The 26-year-old attacking midfielder has hit a stunning 89 goals in 222 games for Ukrainian giants Shakhtar, and his exploits have triggered interest from Liverpool, as they look to pair him up with fellow Brazilian stars Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino.

Teixeira was frustrated last week after Shakhtar rejected a bid from Liverpool for his services, as quoted by Sky Sports, but all hope may not be lost just yet for the Reds.

The Daily Mail believe that, with just hours of the transfer window left, Liverpool will make one final call to Shakhtar in a bid to force a deal through for Teixeira.

The report carries quotes from Shakhtar chief executive Sergei Palkin, who states that Teixeira has a £53m release clause, where as Liverpool had offered £24.3m with another £3m in add-ons.

Klopp's men will have to considerably increase that offer if they are to have any chance of landing Teixeira today, in a deal which could go right down to the wire.

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