However, Reds are still to lodge a bid for Armenian star.
Long-running Liverpool target Henrikh Mkhitaryan can leave Shakhtar Dontesk for a cut-price transfer fee of just £19.8 million this summer, according to reports in the Daily Mirror.
The coveted Armenia international is currently at the centre of a transfer tug of war between the Merseyside giants and the Uefa Champions League runners-up Borussia Dortmund, with the German outfit having already lodged an offer of $30m with the Ukrainian champions for the player.
And, it has now been revealed by Shakhtar that the 24-year-old can release himself from his current contract with the club if he pays a fee of $30m (£19.8m), which is far cheaper than Shakhtar’s asking price of £25.5m (30m euros).
“Mkhitaryan doesn’t have a release clause in his contract, but it does spell out the penalties for unilateral termination of the contract, which is equal to $30m (£19.8m),” confirmed Shakhtar chief executive Sergei Palkin.
“If Mkhitaryan wants to terminate the contract, he must pay Shakhtar $30m and go to a club that he likes. If we go in a civilized manner and sell the player, and in doing so he does not break the contract, the value we place on him is 30m euros (£25.5m).”
However, it is understood that the attacking midfield player, who netted an incredible 26 goals in only 39 appearances in all competitions for his club last season, has his heart set on a move to Anfield this summer and is waiting for the Reds to lodge a bid of $30m with Shakhtar so that he can release himself from his contract.