Chelsea are keen on a move for Sevilla winger Yevhen Konoplyanka after Jose Mourinho watched him in action during the international break.
The Portuguese boss was spotted at Ukraine's game with Spain, and it was revealed the Blues manager was running the rule over a number of players.
One of those men was Konoplyanka, according to Shakhtar Donetsk manager Mircea Lucescu, who spoke to Mourinho during the match.
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As per the Daily Mail, Lucescu said: "Mourinho is interested in Yevhen Konoplyanka, I was at Ukraine vs Spain with Mourinho and he is interested in some players.
"Perhaps it is Yarmolenko or Teixeira, if not, then it is Konoplyanka."
Konoplyanka was linked with a move to Liverpool in the summer of 2014 and has since admitted his regret that the deal fell through.
But the Ukrainian could still get the chance to ply his trade in the Premier League if Chelsea's interest is pursued further.
The 24-year-old has been ever-present since making the move to Europa League champions Sevilla in the summer, but his spell in Spain could be short lived.
Konoplyanka has a €40 million buy-out clause in his contract at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium.
The former Dnipro star would be unable to play in the Champions League were he to make a January switch to west London, so a move in the summer would appear more likely.
However, with their season teetering on the edge of disaster - and Eden Hazard and Pedro failing to live up to expectation - Mourinho may be convinced to spend big in January, and Konoplyanka could be high on his wishlist.
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