Igor Surkis admits he would not stand in the way of Andriy Yarmolenko if Manchester United came calling.
Dynamo Kiev forward Andriy Yarmolenko has been attracting the interest of many clubs in recent times. The talented winger, valued at around £17 million, has been sensational in recent times for both club and country.
Liverpool have been linked with the services of Ukrainian winger Andry Yarmolenko for well over a year now. They submitted a deadline day bid in 2013 for the player, believed to be in the region of £12 million, which was duly rejected by Dynamo.
In recent times however that interest has appeared to cool. In fact Liverpool have been more regularly linked with his opposite winger for Ukraine Yevhen Konoplyanka.
Now the Dynamo Kiev president Igor Surkis has been discussing the player to Ukrainian source Champion, admitting he could leave this winter, although he did not mention Liverpool - but Manchester United in his comment:
"I can not guarantee that in the winter Andrey Yarmolenko will not leave the club. Because I respect both fans and Andriy. If you go in winter offers a transfer, conditional on Real Madrid or Manchester United. Do you think I can refuse Andriy, spit on his dreams?"
Manchester United probably don't need Yarmolenko, but his versatility is certainly something to consider. Surkis stated that the winger has one last goal before he will be allowed to leave.
"Regarding prices for Andrei Yarmolenko, the fee I will not name so as not to create unnecessary hype."
"When the press began selling his name to different clubs, he came to me and said, 'Listen, I'm tired. I do not want to hear all this. My goal - to become the champion of Ukraine. What will happen next - we'll see'. After that, we extended the contract with Yarmolenko until summer 2016."
Whilst Manchester United are named by Surkis there is no doubt that Liverpool have a chance of getting the player if Kiev go on to win the Ukrainian title in the summer.
But it sounds like United could get him any time they like.
Would they do it just to spite Liverpool? The United fans would love to see it happen.