Following Liverpool’s failure to wrap up a £15m deal for their top deadline day transfer target, Champions League rivals Tottenham Hotspur are thought likely to look to conclude a deal in the summer.
According to Ukrainian reports two days ago, Spurs had offered £15m in a bid to hijack Liverpool’s move for Konoplyanka. As it turned out, neither side managed to get a deal done, and Liverpool were left frustrated when the Dnipro owner decided against signing the relevant paperwork.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers was left disappointing (and exhausted), telling LCFCTV: 'I think it's difficult in order to bring certain players in that are going to help us immediately. The availability of the player, and of course the affordability, are always the two factors involved in getting a player in'.
Tottenham also failed to bring anyone in this transfer window. The only bit of business manager Tim Sherwood’s side made on deadline day was, in fact, the departure of German midfielder Lewis Holtby to Fulham on loan – and the Spurs boss was insistent that he didn’t need anyone else, adding:
'Chairman Daniel Levy asked if I want to strengthen, but I'm confident in the players we've got'.
According to the Daily Mail, however, Tottenham will look to revive their interest and make a move for the Ukrainian international this summer.
Should Liverpool also decide to follow up their interest in the summer, the club that can offer top-tier European football next season will surely be in poll position to land Konoplyanka.
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