Transfer news: Dnipro executive director Andriy Rusol '1000% sure' Liverpool will make summer bid for Yevhen Konoplyanka

Rusol also admits that the Ukrainian club will not stand in his way if the Reds make the right offer

Liverpool may have failed in their attempt to sign Dnipro midfielder Yevhen Konoplyanka before the January transfer deadline last Friday, but the Ukrainian club have admitted that they expect the Reds to return in the summer – and will not stand in their way.

Dnipro’s executive director Andry Rusol has even claimed that he is “a thousand per cent sure” that Brendan Rodgers and Liverpool managing director Ian Ayre will make another move for the 24-year-old in the summer.

Rusol spoke out earlier this week to clarify the reasoning as to why the transfer fell through at the last minute, as he claimed that it was not money itself that was the problem but the timing of the deal, as he said the Reds had made their bid too late to complete the deal.

Rusol was reported by various Ukrainian media sources as saying: “I am a thousand percent sure that Liverpool will try again in the summer and then we'll let him go.

“Money was not the problem, the problem was that Liverpool came too late.

“But in the summer everything will be fine. If Liverpool, in the summer, report to us, Yevhen will still go to this club.”

However, Rusol did speak out to deny that club president Igor Kolomoisky has refused to sanction the deal, leading to the 11pm deadline coming too soon for an agreement between the two parties.

“Igor Kolomoisky gave the go-ahead immediately,” admitted Rusol. “It is not our fault, Liverpool representatives could have arrived a day or two earlier.

“Up to the deadline we were waiting for the transfer of money from Liverpool. But this did not happen.”

The Merseyside club had reportedly activated a release clause – believed to be £15m – in Konoplyanka’s contract, but the finer details of exactly why the move broke down is yet to be clarified as Liverpool rejected claims that the blame laid on their part.

 

Suggested Topics
News
The cartoon depicts the UK (far left) walking around a Syrian child refugee
newsIn an exclusive artwork for The Independent, Ali Ferzat attacks Britain's lack of 'humanity'
Life and Style
Man taking selfie in front of car
health
Sport
footballManager attacks Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp after criticism of Diego Costa's apparent stamping
Life and Style
food + drink
PROMOTED VIDEO
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Caption competition
Caption competition
Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?

Bleacher Report

Daily Quiz
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

Day In a Page

Greece elections: In times like these, the EU has far more dangerous adversaries than Syriza

Greece elections

In times like these, the EU has far more dangerous adversaries than Syriza, says Patrick Cockburn
Holocaust Memorial Day: Nazi victims remembered as spectre of prejudice reappears

Holocaust Memorial Day

Nazi victims remembered as spectre of prejudice reappears over Europe
Fortitude and the Arctic attraction: Our fascination with the last great wilderness

Magnetic north

The Arctic has always exerted a pull, from Greek myth to new thriller Fortitude. Gerard Gilbert considers what's behind our fascination with the last great wilderness
Homeless Veterans appeal: Homeless in Wales can find inspiration from Daniel’s story

Homeless Veterans appeal

Homeless in Wales can find inspiration from Daniel’s story
Front National family feud? Marine Le Pen and her relatives clash over French far-right party's response to Paris terror attacks

Front National family feud?

Marine Le Pen and her relatives clash over French far-right party's response to Paris terror attacks
Pot of gold: tasting the world’s most expensive tea

Pot of gold

Tasting the world’s most expensive tea
10 best wildlife-watching experiences: From hen harriers to porpoises

From hen harriers to porpoises: 10 best wildlife-watching experiences

While many of Britain's birds have flown south for the winter, it's still a great time to get outside for a spot of twitching
Nick Easter: 'I don’t want just to hold tackle bags, I want to be out there'

'I don’t want just to hold tackle bags, I want to be out there'

Nick Easter targeting World Cup place after England recall
DSK, Dodo the Pimp, and the Carlton Hotel

The inside track on France's trial of the year

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Dodo the Pimp, and the Carlton Hotel:
As provocative now as they ever were

Sarah Kane season

Why her plays are as provocative now as when they were written
Murder of Japanese hostage has grim echoes of a killing in Iraq 11 years ago

Murder of Japanese hostage has grim echoes of another killing

Japanese mood was against what was seen as irresponsible trips to a vicious war zone
Syria crisis: Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more refugees as one young mother tells of torture by Assad regime

Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more Syrian refugees

One young mother tells of torture by Assad regime
The enemy within: People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back – with promising results

The enemy within

People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

Survivors of the Nazi concentration camp remember its horror, 70 years on
Autumn/winter menswear 2015: The uniforms that make up modern life come to the fore

Autumn/winter menswear 2015

The uniforms that make up modern life come to the fore