Sunday 18 February 2018

Konoplyanka: I'd rather stay in Dnipro and play Champions League than join Man United

Dnipro and Ukraine winger Yevhen Konoplyanka
Dnipro and Ukraine winger Yevhen Konoplyanka

Yehven Konoplyanka has dismissed speculation linking him with a move to Manchester United by stating that he would rather stay in the Ukraine and play Champions League football.

The talented Ukrainian winger was close to completing a move to the Premier League Liverpool in January but a proposed deal collapsed on the final day of the winter transfer window.

And now the Reds have emerged as contenders for the 24-year-old's signature, with a £12m bid having been mooted in reports over recent days.

According to Artur Petroysan, editor-in-chief of Russian publication Sport-Express, Konoplyanka isn't interested in joining United.

When asked about interest from the Reds, Petroysan claims the winger replied: "Man United? I'd rather stay at Dnipro and play in the Champions League."

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