Reds have been monitoring prolific midfielder for some time now.
Shakhtar Donetsk claim that they have still to receive any bids whatsoever from Liverpool for star man Henrikh Mkhitaryan, although the Ukranian giants also say that they would be willing to listen to offers of £22 million for the player this summer, reports the Daily Mail.
The in-demand Armenia international has been the subject of much talk of late linking him with a big-money move to the Reds next season after the attacking midfield player’s sensational season for Shakhtar last time out.
The 24-year-old hit a record-breaking 25 league goals in just 28 appearances for his club, while overall since joining the Ukranian outfit the player has hit an impressive 40 strikes in only 102 matches in all competitions.
And with Liverpool known to be on the look-out at present for a player with an eye for goal in light of the impending departure of the prolific forward Luis Suarez from Anfield this summer, Mkhitaryan was believed to be top of Reds boss Brendan Rodgers’s transfer wish list.
However, Shakhtar chief executive Sergei Palkin has told Russian newspaper Izvestia that: “As you know, there have been too many different conversations about Henrik Mkhitaryan.
“But the situation has been strongly and artificially inflated. I can say that we have had no communication from any member of Liverpool.
“Henrikh is an important player in our team. Shakhtar want to keep him but we are willing to listen and consider all proposals for his transfer.
“We have already parted with Willian and Fernandinho but the club will not just sell players.
“Soon we will also strengthen ourselves with quality players, designed to replace those who have left.”