Report: Liverpool plot last-ditch attempt to sign Ukraine star Andriy Yarmolenko

Liverpool and Everton have been heavily linked with Andriy Yarmolenko.

According to Italian editorial Tuttomercatoweb, Liverpool are to launch one final attempt to sign Dynamo Kiev star Andriy Yarmolenko before the deadline.

The Ukraine international has become one of the most sought-after players in the market this summer, following his impressive form for Dynamo and the real dearth of quality wingers.

Yarmolenko has alrady been the subject of heavy Premier League interest, with a previous report in the Mirror suggesting that he was Everton-bound for a deal worth around £15 million.

However, a deal with the Toffees failed to materialise and now fresh reports from TMW state that Liverpool are to try their luck one more time ahead of the upcoming 6pm transfer deadline.

The Reds have been busy this summer, bringing in eight new players, including big-money hitters Chritstian Benteke and Brazilian ace Roberto Firmino from Hoffenhiem.

Brendan Rodgers’ men started the season well, but last weekend’s defeat to West Ham United raised doubts over the quality within their squad, and especially in wide areas.

Lazar Markovic has been sent out on loan, Jordon Ibe is still relatively raw and Philippe Coutinho is arguably a much better player through the middle, similarly to Firmino.

Yarmolenko would offer the side something entirely different, with the 25-year-old possessing plenty of pace, dribbling ability and directness in wide areas, illustrated by his fine form last season.

He collected Ukraine’s Player of the Year award last term, scoring 14 goals in 26 games for Kiev and adding an impressive six assists in Europe during his side’s Europa League campaign.

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