Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur have been offered huge encouragement in their alleged pursuit of Andriy Yarmolenko after the Dynamo Kiev forward claimed this summer would be the "perfect time to change clubs".
According to the Daily Mail, the Premier League duo are both interested in acquiring the Ukraine international when the transfer window reopens, but must be willing to meet his current club's £20 million valuation.
Reds boss Brendan Rodgers is in desperate need of attacking reinforcements at Anfield after a disappointing 2014/15 campaign in front of goal, and will be hugely optimistic about his chances of securing Yarmolenko's signature after his latest comments.
"I think that right now is the perfect time to change clubs," explained the 25-year-old. "I promised that until we become champions, I was not going anywhere. I kept my promise, we became champions.
"The president knows that I want to leave, I have repeatedly spoken about this."
Additional interest from Spurs could leave Yarmolenko with a difficult decision to make; whether to move to White Hart Lane or Merseyside? As both clubs missed out on the top four neither will be able to offer him Champions League football next term, so the wide-man will have to settle for competing in the Europa League.
"I want to grow. It is hard, it is unclear where I will play next," he added. "There have been suggestions from good teams.
"I feel the strength and confidence to be able to play in one of the top championships. If I want to play enough in Europe, now is the time to move."
Both Mauricio Pochettino and Rodgers are renowned for their preferred style of possession-based football, although the Argentinian coach likes to implement a more frantic high press system in his team.
Yarmolenko must decide whether he is capable of fitting into Pochettino's high intensity regime in north London or whether he'd be better off joining a slightly more laid-back Liverpool side.
Part of his reasoning will surely be based on which suitor he feels stands a better chance of breaking back into the Premier League's top four in 2015/16, if he is going to gain more experience in Europe's elite club competition.
Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain have also been mooted as admirers of Yarmolenko, but it's understood he'd prefer a move to England ahead of Parc des Princes, although the French outfit would probably be willing to offer him more lucrative wages.
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