Liverpool target Alex Teixeira: 'I would like to move in this transfer window'
Alex Teixeira says he is ready to leave Shakhtar Donetsk among reported interest from Liverpool.
The Premier League club are hoping to sign Teixeira and sent a delegation to speak with Shakhtar, sources confirmed ESPN FC this week.
And the 26-year old, who has scored 22 goals in 15 league games this season, says he's eager to leave Ukraine and move to England.
"I would like to move in this transfer window and have told [Shakhtar] that," Teixeira told Globo.
"They have received a very good offer and they are working on a solution. But 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.
"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 do well there and get a place in the Brazil squad.
"Everyone knows that is hard to achieve and I need to leave here to achieve that goal."