Report: Everton and Tottenham-linked Yevhen Konoplyanka staying put in January

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Everton and Tottenham Hotspur look set to come up short in their bid to bring Ukraine international Yevhen Konoplyanka to the Premier League this month.

Dnipro winger Yevhen Konoplyanka will not be making a move to the Premier League this month, according to ESPN FC.

Konoplyanka, 25, is out of contract at the end of the season, and was thought to be available for a cut-price fee, having continued to turn down offers of a new deal.

Everton were reported to be weighing up a bid for the Ukraine international, according to the Mirror, while the Mail also named Tottenham Hotspur as keen suitors last week, along with Italian giants Roma.

It’s now understood, however, that Dnipro will not allow their star man to leave for less than €15 million in the current transfer window, despite his contract situation - a development which is believed to have put off interested parties.

Konoplyanka infamously came close to joining Liverpool last January in a £15 million deal, but the move collapsed in the final stretches after the Ukrainian club’s billionaire owner Ihor Kolomoyskyi refused to sanction it.

They have once again taken up a tough stance ahead of their Europa League campaign resuming next month, and the talented wide man is said to have resigned himself to staying put until the summer.

The 32-times capped attacker could well be plying his trade in the Premier League at some stage, therefore, but it looks unlikely that it will happen as soon as next week.

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