Liverpool transfer target Henrikh Mkhitaryan is now officially a Borussia Dortmund player, after the Champions League runners-up confirmed his transfer today.

Brendan Rodgers had reportedly been interested in signing the Armenian midfielder, but Dortmund have won the race for his signature after agreeing a deal worth a reported €25 million with Shakhtar Donetsk.

In a statement on the club's official website, the German giants said: “Borussia Dortmund and Shakhtar Donetsk have agreed to the transfer of the player Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

“Borussia Dortmund and the player have a basic agreement on the economic terms for a contract with a term until 30th June, 2017.

“With Mkhitaryan’s now expected commitment as well as the commitment of the players who have already completed their transfers, Borussia Dortmund have essentially completed their transfer activities.”

It will be a blow for Rodgers, who was understood to be very keen to bring the midfielder to Anfield, but Dortmund will be delighted to complete the signing of the 24-year-old as they look to compensate for the loss of Mario Gotze.

Mkhitaryan joins Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Sokratis Papastathopoulos in joining Dortmund this summer.


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