Reds have been tracking Armenian all season long.
Liverpool are to step up their attempts to sign coveted Shakhtar Donetsk midfield player Henrikh Mkhitaryan after it emerged that managing director Ian Ayre had cancelled a business trip to Brazil in order to push through the transfer, says Bloomberg.
The prolific Armenia international has been with the Ukrainian giants for the past three seasons now, having originally signed for Shakhtar from city-rivals Metalurh Donetsk for just 7.5 million euros.
And in the intervening three-year period the 24-year-old has proved himself to be one of the most prolific attacking midfield players on the Continent, scoring a remarkable 25 goals in only 39 matches in all competitions for his club in the previous campaign, including an equally eye-catching 25 strikes in his 28 league appearances for the Ukrainian champions.
As a result, the Merseysiders are keen to bring Mkhitaryan to Anfield this summer, with Ayre said to be ready to lodge a £20m offer with his club over the course of the next few days.