Konoplyanka's agent confirms interest from Manchester United and Liverpool

The winger has yet again been linked with a move to the Premier League.

The agent of Ukrainian winger Yevhen Konoplyanka has said that both Liverpool and Manchester United are interested in the Dnipro player along with Bundesliga side Schalke, according to a report.

Konplyanka came very close to signing for Liverpool in the January transfer window only for the deal to fall through late on.

It was suggested in the Daily Mirror this morning that new Manchester United manger Louis van Gaal was an admirer of the winger and would like to sign him this summer as he tries to mount a title challenge in his first season in charge at the club – though the side doesn’t have Champions League football to offer this season.

His agent is quoted, saying: “Almost everyday, I receive more than five calls from my colleagues asking about Konoplyanka.

“Information that Liverpool are not interested in him is untrue. If English clubs make an offer, he’s likely to accept.

“Recently there’s been increased interest in Konoplyanka from Man United. Their representatives have watched several games.

“In the case of Manchester United, Konoplyanka understands that he will lose the opportunity to play Champions League [football].

“Recently, there have been active calls from Schalke. If famous foreign clubs stop their interest, he’d stay here.”

Tottenham were also reported to be interested in the 24-year-old in January and it’s a curious omission from the clubs that were mentioned by the player’s agent.

But it seems like this saga could be another long-running one. Some will say it’s the agent trying to drum up a bit more interest in the player.

In January it seemed as if everything possible was being done to try and secure Konoplyanka a move to Anfield, but with more clubs supposedly interested it could be a harder task for Liverpool to land him this summer.

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