Tottenham target's agent 'en route to Liverpool'

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Brendan Rodgers looks set to renew interest in Tottenham Hotspur target Yevhen Konoplyanka this summer after the FC Dnipro winger's agent tweeted that he was 'en route to Liverpool'.

The Daily Mirror reports how the Ukraine international was heavily linked with a move to Merseyside during the January transfer window, and if James Lippett's cryptic social media message is anything to go by, a prospective deal could be in the offing again.

Konoplyanka came close to joining Liverpool in a £15million deal at the turn of the year, and reports now suggest that the Anfield club are prepared to pay £16million to secure his services.

Spurs have also been mooted as admirers of the 24-year-old attacking midfielder, but a switch to White Hart Lane this summer appears unlikely given Liverpool's alleged intentions to press ahead with a deal.

The Daily Telegraph reported last month that Tottenham had in fact overtaken the Reds in the race for Konoplyanka's signature, after Dnipro's president Igor Kolomoyskyi revealed that he had held talks with Daniel Levy.

"I have contact with the Tottenham president. I am talking with him," he told Ukrainian television channel '2+2'. "He is interested in Konoplyanka.

"We are in the stage of negotiations and are perhaps close to signing a contract if Yevhen agrees."

In the same interview, Kolomoyskyi advised Konoplyanka that London would be a more favourable destination than Liverpool were he to move to the Premier League, but it now looks like the player is set to ignore those recommendations.

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