Potters consider £8m move for Ukrainian winger Andriy Yarmolenko.
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Stoke City are pondering a shock move for former Liverpool target Andriy Yarmolenko, report the Daily Mail, with the Potters preparing an £8m for the Dinamo Kiev winger.
Yarmolenko, who has been reported to have interested both Chelsea and Liverpool in the past, would be quite a coup for Mark Hughes, following on from this summer’s capture of Barcelona striker Bojan Krkic, although the report suggests that his £75,000 per week wages may be a stumbling block.
The Ukrainian winger, who is one of his country’s finest players, was in devastating form for Dinamo Kiev in the Europa League last season, but looks set to be allowed to move on by the club as they look to cash in on a player with just one year left on his contract.
Yarmolenko could offer an alternative to Liverpool winger Oussama Assaidi for Hughes, whose prospective move to make the Moroccan a permanent fixture of the team has hit a stumbling block over the fee being demanded by the Reds.
Whether City are serious about their intent to sign Yarmolenko or are just showing Liverpool that they are willing to look elsewhere remains to be seen, but the Ukrainian would really be an eye-catching capture for Stoke.