Sevilla are no longer to pursue their interest in Yevhen Konoplyanka

Sevilla Football Club

Negotiations with the Ukraine international have taken too long for Sevilla, who are now looking at other targets.

During the presentation press conference for midfielder Michael Krohn-Dehli on Thursday, Sevilla sporting director Monchi took the opportunity to provide the gathered media with updates on other transfer activity.

One of the key transfer targets for Sevilla has been Dnipro winger Yevhen Konoplyanka, who lined up against them in the Europa League final, but is out of contract with the Ukrainian club.

Although regarded as one of the favourites to capture the 25-year-old, Sevilla have now pulled out of the race, having lost patience waiting for a final response to their offer.

Via the official club website, Monchi explained: "Sevilla set a time limit for the incorporation of Konoplyanka, and that time limit has elapsed. As of today, Sevilla have forgotten about this possibility and we're working on other options."

Although the Andaluz club had previously expressed confidence in reaching a deal with Konoplyanka, but Monchi pointed out: "I wouldn't qualify this as being a soap-opera of a negotiation. A negotiation can last days, weeks or months."

"We have to keep planning, it's for reasons of the negotiation that we've not reached an agreement. Sevilla is a sufficiently big enough club to set deadlines, those deadlines have elapsed and we'll work on other possibilities we have." He concluded on the matter.

In England, Stoke City have insisted they'll keep pushing to sign Konoplyanka, whilst Newcastle United have also been linked by The Daily Mirror, but the favourites may well now be regarded as Tottenham Hotspur and particularly Liverpool.

The player almost moved to Anfield last January, but was left hugely frustrated when the Dnipro club president blocked the transfer, right at the very last minute.

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