Dnipro tell United if they want Konoplyanka, they can have him

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Ukrainian outfit Dnipro have told Manchester United if they want winger Yevhen Konoplyanka, the club will be powerless to stop him leaving.

The 24-year-old wideman has been a target for Premier League rivals Liverpool for several months but Manchester United are now reportedly in the mix to sign the Ukraine international.

His club have publicly stated that Manchester United can submit an offer for their star man and, if they put in a bid that is ‘favourable’, they will be powerless to stop the Red Devils swooping in for him.

"Officially, there’s a specific amount for which we don’t have the right to not release Konoplyanka," a Dnipro source is quoted as saying by TalkSport.

"If Man United offer favourable conditions and agree terms with Konoplyanka, then no one can do anything."

Reports suggest an offer of around £12 million could be ‘favourable’ enough to tempt Dnipro to cash in on the player who has been at the club since he was 17-years-old and graduated to the first team in 2007. Konoplyanka scored 16 goals across 36 appearances this term in all competitions and had been linked with a move to Anfield previously in January and again this summer.

His release clause is understood to be £12 million which would not represent a ‘big’ outlay for Manchester United who, under newly appointed manager Louis van Gaal, are expected to complete something of a squad overhaul this summer after breaking their club transfer record to sign Juan Mata in January.

Konoplyanka has been a rumoured target for Tottenham in recent transfer windows, according to reports, but with the new appointment of Mauricio Pochettino, Spurs could be resigned to pursuing other targets. Liverpool already have a stellar forward line up with young England starlet Raheem Sterling showing his quality in abundance this season and Yevhen Konoplyanka would undoubtedly represent a threat to his position and status at Anfield.

So perhaps United could get the Ukrainian after all?

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