Andriy Yarmolenko leaves door open to Premier League switch despite signing five-year-deal today

Ukraine Football Fans

The Dynamo Kiev man is still keen on a move away from the Ukrainian Premier League.

Plenty of teams have been linked with signing Andriy Yarmolenko in recent months. Arsenal, Stoke City, Liverpool and Newcastle United have all been credited with an interest.

It seemed that any hope of signing the player to a Premier League club however had gone today after he signed a new five-year deal at the Ukrainian side.

However he went on to admit that he could still leave the club and that the new deal was essentially signed to ensure that Kiev received a fair fee for his talents if he does leave, rather than his contract expiring at the end of the season.

He told the official Dynamo Kiev website after signing the new deal:

"I still want to try my hand at some of the top championships as part of one of the strongest European clubs.

"I know that if Dynamo do receive a really serious proposal, we will find an option that will suit all parties.

"Frankly, I really want for my club received adequate training compensation. I could have soon left for free, but I felt that on my part it would be wrong."

This summer it was Everton who came closest to signing him and most recently Chelsea have been rumoured to be keen.

The Dynamo Kiev star was reported by Sky Sports to be heading to the Premier League and joining Everton.

They reported that a £15 million move had been agreed but then, a matter of days later, Sky Sports claimed Everton’s interest was dead in the water. Everton had started negotiations over a move too late and Kiev refused the deal.

This week saw Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho head out to watch Spain take on Ukraine in Kiev with it rumoured that Yarmolenko was his scouting target.

So it would seem that Everton, Chelsea or any other team prepared to cough up a bit more cash for the player might just be in luck - as his future still looks like being away from his beloved Kiev.

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