Prem trio eye 'Ukrainian Messi'

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A trio of Premier League clubs are hot on the trail of Dnipro playmaker Yevhen Konoplyanka, with Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal all interested, according to talkSPORT.

The 22-year-old attacking midfielder, dubbed the 'Ukrainian Lionel Messi', is set to feature at Euro 2012 this summer - a shop window for a host of players looking to earn a lucrative transfer abroad.

Konoplyanka is keen to test himself in one of Europe's elite leagues, but the fact he already earns a considerable salary with Dnipro could potentially prove problematic.

The club are bankrolled by a billionaire owner who likes to reward the club's players from a young age, and will be in no rush to sell.

Red Devils boss Sir Alex Ferguson has been credited with an interest in bringing Konoplyanka to Old Trafford, while Chelsea could make a rival bid, despite having already concluded deals for Marko Marin and Eden Hazard, who will arrive at Stamford Bridge this summer.

Arsenal are also believed to be monitoring the situation, but Arsene Wenger may be priced out of an attempt to lure the talented youngster to the Emirates Stadium, as he too looks to bolster the Gunners' attacking options.

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