If Liverpool or Spurs reignite interest in £15m star they must go through this man

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If Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur still court the idea of recruiting Dnipro and Ukraine attacker Yevhen Konoplyanka they must contact the player's father.

The Tottenham Hotspur playing roster may know all about Yevhen Konoplyanka having competed against his club Dnipro in the Europa League last season and, according to reports, Spurs were one of two Premier League clubs (Liverpool the other) who were interested in acquiring the winger during the summer window.

A transfer for the £15 million rated Ukrainian did not materialise, though, and if either Brendan Rodgers or Mauricio Pochettino wants to reignite Liverpool or Tottenham's previous interest in the goal-scorer then they would be wise to contact the player's father.

There had been confusion over whom actually represents Konoplyanka, with James Lippett of World in Motion agency claiming to act on behalf of the talent whilst also stating "there are many ready to sign him for free in June".

Such a statement is plausible. After all, Konoplyanka's contract at Dnipro expires in June, 2015 and, as such, will be free to discuss terms with any potential suitor as early as January.

However, Yevhen's father, Oleg, has released a statement that attempts to bring clarity to the situation - if any club wants to acquire Konoplyanka, then they should go through him.

"Following the comments from James Lippett of World In Motion agency to the Italian media regarding supposed interest of Roma and Inter Milan , it is necessary to clarify that James Lippett and World in Motion are not the agents of my son Yevhen and therefore do not have the right to speak to anyone on his behalf," said Oleg.

"As both his father and agent , I am the only person who represents his interests," he concluded.

Konoplyanka has made six appearances in the Ukrainian Premier Liga and has already returned two goals and one assist.

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