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Arsenal and Liverpool given last chance to land Luiz Adriano

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According to the Daily Express Roma have had a bid of £1.5 million, for an initial loan with a buy-out clause of £5 million, rejected by Shakhtar Donetsk for striker Luiz Adriano.

Adriano, 27, is a much sought after and it is believed that Shakhtar wish to cash in on him, but the current offers have not matched their valuation. Shakhtar CEO Sergei Palkin believes that a combined £7.5 million is not enough for them to sell the player.

Roma want reinforcements

With Gervinho still at African Cup of Nations and Mattia Destro on the way out, the Italian side are believed to be looking for reinforcements in their forward ranks, and have switched their plans from Chelsea’s Mohamed Salah to Adriano.

“We’re still dealing with Roma for Luiz Adriano,” said Palkin.

“But for the moment the offer is inadequate. We’ll see what’s going to happen over the next few days.”

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"But for the moment the offer is inadequate. We’ll see what’s going to happen over the next few days"

With Roma still in negotiations it gives the Premier League sides a chance to challenge for his signature. It is believed that both Arsenal and Liverpool will increase their offers to secure the signature of the Brazilian international who they have kept tabs on since the summer of 2012.

New Challenge

Adriano has previously stated a desire to stay in Ukraine, but did admit that he would relish a new challenge with a different club.

“Shakhtar will decide what’s best, it would be nice to have a new challenge, but it would be even nicer to stay in Ukraine, at the club I love.”

The striker joined Shakhtar from Internacional for £2.5 million and has scored 121 goals for the Ukrainian side, also boasting two caps for Brazil.

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