Dnipro winger Yevhen Konoplyanka has ruled out the possibility of signing for Manchester United this summer.
As reported by the Manchester Evening News, the 24-year-old winger – who is a Ukrainian international – has insisted that he'd rather stay at his current club because they can offer him Champions League football.
Manchester United, of course, failed to qualify for Europe altogether after only securing a seventh placed finish in the Premier League last season.
However, as the club attempt to rebuild under new boss Louis van Gaal, it appears that
Konoplyanka doesn't want to be part of the new era.
Reports initially suggested that Manchester United had made a £12 million move to land the star, but it now looks unlikely that any deal will be completed.
Artur Petroysan, editor for Russian publication Sport-Express, claimed the winger stated: "Man United? I'd rather stay at Dnipro and play in the Champions League."
This could be good news, however, for Liverpool and Arsenal who have also been linked with a move for the talented winger.
The Merseyside outfit – unlike Manchester United – will be part of next year's Champions League competition, and it remains to be seen as to whether Brendan Rodgers and Co. step up in their pursuit of the youngster.
Liverpool fans will certainly be hoping that they can get one over on Manchester United before the start of next season. Tottenham have also been linked with a move for the youngster, but a lack of Champions League football may also harm their chances of landing him.
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