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Chelsea & Liverpool defender target 'unhappy' in Ukraine

Inkoom seeks Dnipro exit. (©GettyImages)
Inkoom seeks Dnipro exit. (©GettyImages).

Ghana defender Samuel Inkoom is attracting interest from a host of Premier League clubs - including Chelsea and Liverpool - during the January transfer window, according to Sky Sports.

The 23-year-old right-back, who currently plays for Ukrainian side Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk, is seeking a move away from eastern Europe, after falling out of favour under manager Juande Ramos.

Inkoom will be available to secure a transfer this month, as he is not playing for Ghana at the Africa Cup of Nations, and his agent Christian Emile, has revealed that his client hopes a deal can be completed at the earliest opportunity.

"Samuel is definitely not happy with his situation in Dnipro, which is not acceptable for a player of his calibre," he told Sky Sports. "We are talking about a very talented young player who has already represented Ghana over 30 times.

"It is clear that the only solution for Samuel now is to move to a European club where he will play an important role and achieve success."

West Brom are believed to be monitoring Inkoom's situation, and could rival both Liverpool and Chelsea for his signature, with Reds boss Brendan Rodgers and Blues interim manager Rafa Benitez unlikely to be able to guarantee the player the regular first-team football he will more likely get under Steve Clarke at the Baggies.

Hamburg are also keen on Inkoom, though, with Thorsten Fink a big admirer of the African having worked with him during his time at Basel, while Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon are another potential suitor.

However, a move to the Premier League would probably be most favourable for the full-back - who can also operate as a winger - but it remains to be seen whether it will be Anfield, Stamford Bridge, or The Hawthorns where Inkoom will be plying his trade in the future.

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