Borussia Dortmund have entered the race to sign Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan, according to the Metro.
The Armenia international had been strongly linked with a move to Liverpool, though confusion regarding the player’s ownership threw his chances of moving to Merseyside into doubt.
The player is currently absent without leave, having not reported for pre-season training with the Ukrainian champions.
Dortmund’s offer is currently being considered by Shakhtar, with Liverpool yet to make a bid.
Only should a fee totalling £25m be received will the player be allowed to move on, according to general manager Sergei Palkin.
Mkhitaryan has two years remaining on his current contract, though is expected to leave this summer while he is able to command a hefty transfer fee.
He won the Golden Boot in the Ukrainian Premier League last season, scoring twenty-four times in just twenty-nine appearances, with another two goals coming in the Champions League.