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Rumour Mongering: Manchester United Consider Konoplyanka Bid

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With Liverpool as yet showing no sign of going back in for Yevhen Konoplyanka, there are rumours the player could still end up in England—with Manchester United.

Gabriele Maltinti

When Liverpool failed to sign Yevhen Konoplyanka on the final day of the January transfer window, there was some speculation they would return for the star winger in the summer. While Dnipro had proven difficult to deal with, with only a year left on his contract and a likely sale price in the £10-15M range he seemed a potential summer bargain.

However, with Liverpool as yet having shown little interest in returning for the player, it appears either other targets have been identified or Dnipro proved too much trouble to be worth going back in for Konoplyanka, even if he would be a bargain. In their absence, Tottenham and, it appears, Manchester United are increasing their interest in the player.

With the Mirror and other outlets suggesting Konoplyanka is high on the list of targets for incoming manager Louis van Gaal, United are believed to be considering an early bid for the player. Liverpool fans, many of whom valued the potential signing, can now go about cataloguing the reasons why he won't succeed if he does end up at United—or further south with Spurs.

Unless of course Liverpool change course and do, belatedly, return for him, in which case one imagines that the promise of Champions League football and the interest shown in Konoplyanka in January would almost certainly give them the edge in any attempt to gain his signature.