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£14m Arsenal & Tottenham transfer target comments on Premier League move

Dynamo Kyiv forward Andriy Yarmolenko appears to have ended speculation linking him with a move to the Premier League by confirming that he is keen to stay with the Ukrainian champions.

“I have another year of contract with Dynamo, and I will faithfully fulfil it,” the forward began, speaking to Dynamo’s official website [as per the Daily Star].

The tabloid reports that Everton have been keen on the forward for the last month, and were planning a £14 million bid to bring him to Goodison Park.

The 25-year-old international had other options in England beyond Everton, however, with ESPN reporting that Tottenham Hotspur had also considered the Eastern European. Yarmolenko, who represented his nation at Euro 2012, could well have been an upgrade on Spurs’ underperforming wide players Aaron Lennon, Andros Townsend and Erik Lamela.

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As noted by the Daily Star, Arsenal were also monitoring the forward’s progress, while Barcelona had also considered Yarmolenko as a possible replacement for Pedro should young talents Sandro and Munir not prove to be adequate substitutes for the departed Chelsea forward [Sport].

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