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Liverpool make offer for Dynamo Kyiv star

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Liverpool have reportedly made a £19.7m bid for Dynamo Kyiv striker Andriy Yarmolenko, as Brendan Rodgers looks for final additions before Monday's transfer deadline.

The Ukrainian player, who has previously been dubbed 'the new Shevchenko' has made 173 appearances for the club, scoring 55 goals.

Yarmolenko had been tipped for a move to Shevchenko's former club AC Milan but now it seems the Merseysiders have stepped up their interest in the forward after losing out in the chase for Anzhi Makhachkala's Willian.

Despite being only 23-years-old, the Ukrainian already has 32 caps for the national side and has notched an impressive 11 goals during that time also.

Mikhail Gulordava, the player's representative said: "He would like to follow in the footsteps of Andriy Shevchenko. Premier League clubs are also interested."

Yarmolenko came through the youth set-up at Kyiv and has been tipped for the top since his debut in May 2008, making a big impression with his impressive technical attributes, allied to blistering pace and power.

A Ukrainian Premier League winner in 2008/09, the winger looks destined for bigger things and will get the chance to impress a wider audience if a deal can be struck with Liverpool in the coming days.

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