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Manchester United Weigh Up £12.1m Bid For Long-Time Liverpool Target

Schalke 04, Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal are all also known to be keen on the flyer. 

Manchester United have now joined the long queue of clubs from across the continent hoping to be able to sign Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk wide man Yevhen Konoplyanka for next season, according to reports in the Guardian.

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The Ukraine international came desperately close to joining Liverpool in the recent January transfer window, only for the two clubs to be unable to reach an agreement over a suitable price for the player, with Dnipro demanding a fee of £20m for their star man.

However, it is now understood that the winger has a buyout clause in his contract with his club valued at £12.1m, with new Red Devils head coach Louis van Gaal said to be pondering making a move for Konoplyanka this summer, with the 24-year-old believed to favour a move to Old Trafford over Anfield, despite the lack of UEFA Champions League football on offer at the former.

“Our scouts are working to find his replacement. Sooner or later Konoplyanka will leave Dnipro,” said Andrey Stetsenko, Dnipro’s sporting director. “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.”

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