Anfield

Next Game

Liverpool v Hull City

Saturday, 25 October 2014, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Anfield

Last Game

Liverpool 0 - 3 R Madrid

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 19:45

Champions League Group B

Konoplyanka future unclear

Dnipro say they have not received an offer for Yevhen Konoplyanka but they are aware of interest from English clubs and are preparing for his possible departure this summer.

Last Updated: 24/05/14 at 12:13 Post Comment

Yevhen Konoplyanka: Linked with Liverpool, Tottenham and now Manchester United

Yevhen Konoplyanka: Linked with Liverpool, Tottenham and now Manchester United

The Ukrainian winger looked set to join Liverpool in the January transfer window but the deal broke down on deadline day.

Tottenham Hotspur have since been linked with a move and fresh reports have suggested that new Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal is considering whether to pay his €15million (£12.1m) buyout clause.

Dnipro's sporting director Andrey Stetsenko has admitted that Konoplyanka's future remains uncertain but accepts it will be difficult to keep hold of such a talented player for too long.

Stetsenko says the 24-year-old would have no problem staying at Dnipro for now, although the club are taking no chances and have begun to search for other players in case he leaves.

"Our scouts are working to find his replacement. Sooner or later Konoplyanka will leave Dnipro," said Stetsenko, quoted in the Guardian.

"We know that English, Spanish and German clubs are monitoring the situation and are interested in the player. But we have had no offers.

"His contract has a buyout clause worth €15m for foreign clubs. For Ukrainian clubs the buyout is more.

"Konoplyanka spoke to me and said that if he did not have offers from foreign clubs in the future it would not be a problem. He would stay with us with pleasure and continue to play for Dnipro."

It is reported that scouts from Manchester United and Bundesliga club Schalke were at Dnipro's game against Metalurg Donetsk on Sunday.

Liverpool continue to be connected with Konoplyanka, but Stetsenko has suggested that their interest has cooled since January.

"After negotiations in the winter Liverpool did not contact us further about Konoplyanka," he said.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

F

ergie, aren't you supposed to make a beep beep noise when backing up like that?

simonthfc
Ferguson: Club made Moyes decision

S

ome of these are quality! Why you no like him F365?? :(

left right out
The, Erm, 'Best' Of Henry James Redknapp

W

e're our own worst enemy. We're suicidal in defence, and we may just get slaughtered on Sunday. Other than that, I am very pleased with my team.

bob the manc
Van Gaal: We can catch Chelsea

Footer 365

Champions League: Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers rues defensive mistakes in Real Madrid defeat

Brendan Rodgers says he could have asked for no more from his side after seeing them taken apart by Real Madrid.

Champions League: Real Madrid ease past Liverpool with 3-0 win at Anfield

Real Madrid produced a first-half masterclass as they overpowered Liverpool 3-0 in the Champions League at Anfield.

Champions League: Late goals give Arsenal 2-1 victory at Anderlecht

Arsenal scored twice in the final two minutes to come from behind and secure a 2-1 Champions League win at Anderlecht.

Mail Box

Do Man City Have A 'Small Mentality'?

That's one claim in the mailbox after Vincent Kompany focused on a few hundred CSKA fans sneaking into the ground instead of City blowing a two-goal lead...

City: Like A Deer Caught In The Headlights

...while Chelsea just live for Champions League nights. That's one view in a mailbox that also includes several happy football fans and looks forward to Michael Carrick's return...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property