Yevhen Konoplyanka's father talks up Liverpool move - transfer news

Brendan Rodgers given boost in pursuit of Ukraine international winger

Liverpool's reported hopes of signing Ukrainian international Yevhen Konoplyanka, before the end of the transfer window, have been given a boost after the player's father talked up the transfer.

Speculation has been mounting that Liverpool were interested in signing the player and Konoplyanka's father has added to it by speaking to the Ukrainian media.

"I do not want to say specifically but the information about a transfer to the English club is true," he said.

"He can change clubs later this week. We do not consider offers from Ukraine."

Brendan Rodgers has already missed out on Mohamed Salah and the club have now reportedly begun negotiations with Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk that could see the winger move for £16m.

Konoplyanka can play on either flank and has been capped by Ukraine, including against England in the recent World Cup qualifiers.

After impressing against Roy Hodgson's side, the 24-year-old has reportedly attracted the interest of several Premier League clubs and Liverpool will be keen to move for the player before anyone else does.

Rodgers has so far been frustrated by the lack of Liverpool transfer activity this January although he has publicly stated he is on board with his club's approach.

"I think we will hopefully do something over the next couple of days," said Rodgers after beating Everton.

"Hopefully we can have a major signing before the window shuts and if we can do that we will be set up for the remaining games."

Related articles...
Liverpool show top four credentials with win over Everton
Liverpool eye 'major signing'
Police investigate missiles thrown at Suarez
Champions League place comes into focus for Rodgers
Everton wait on Lukaku injury
Sturridge says sorry
Suggested Topics
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

The Greek referendum exposes a gaping hole at the heart of the European Union – its distinct lack of any genuine popular legitimacy

Gaping hole at the heart of the European Union

Treatment of Greece has shown up a lack of genuine legitimacy
Number of young homeless in Britain 'more than three times the official figures'

'Everything changed when I went to the hostel'

Number of young homeless people in Britain is 'more than three times the official figures'
Compton Cricket Club

Compton Cricket Club

Portraits of LA cricketers from notorious suburb to be displayed in London
London now the global money-laundering centre for the drug trade, says crime expert

Wlecome to London, drug money-laundering centre for the world

'Mexico is its heart and London is its head'
The Buddhist temple minutes from Centre Court that helps a winner keep on winning

The Buddhist temple minutes from Centre Court

It helps a winner keep on winning
Is this the future of flying: battery-powered planes made of plastic, and without flight decks?

Is this the future of flying?

Battery-powered planes made of plastic, and without flight decks
Isis are barbarians – but the Caliphate is a dream at the heart of all Muslim traditions

Isis are barbarians

but the Caliphate is an ancient Muslim ideal
The Brink's-Mat curse strikes again: three tons of stolen gold that brought only grief

Curse of Brink's Mat strikes again

Death of John 'Goldfinger' Palmer the latest killing related to 1983 heist
Greece debt crisis: 'The ministers talk to us about miracles' – why Greeks are cynical ahead of the bailout referendum

'The ministers talk to us about miracles'

Why Greeks are cynical ahead of the bailout referendum
Call of the wild: How science is learning to decode the way animals communicate

Call of the wild

How science is learning to decode the way animals communicate
Greece debt crisis: What happened to democracy when it’s a case of 'Vote Yes or else'?

'The economic collapse has happened. What is at risk now is democracy...'

If it doesn’t work in Europe, how is it supposed to work in India or the Middle East, asks Robert Fisk
The science of swearing: What lies behind the use of four-letter words?

The science of swearing

What lies behind the use of four-letter words?
The Real Stories of Migrant Britain: Clive fled from Zimbabwe - now it won't have him back

The Real Stories of Migrant Britain

Clive fled from Zimbabwe - now it won’t have him back
Africa on the menu: Three foodie friends want to popularise dishes from the continent

Africa on the menu

Three foodie friends want to popularise dishes from the hot new continent
Donna Karan is stepping down after 30 years - so who will fill the DKNY creator's boots?

Who will fill Donna Karan's boots?

The designer is stepping down as Chief Designer of DKNY after 30 years. Alexander Fury looks back at the career of 'America's Chanel'