Tottenham have opened talks over the possible signing of Dnipro winger and Liverpool target Yevhen Konoplyanka, according to the Daily Star.

Liverpool came close to signing Konoplyanka in January, after Anfield bosses flew Ian Ayre out to Ukraine to attempt to complete the deal.

But now Dnipro president Ihor Kolomoyskyi has revealed he has begun negotiations with Tottenham over a potential summer move for the winger.

Kolomoyskyi reportedly blocked Liverpool’s deadline day move for Konoplyanka, despite Brendan Rodgers insisting the player was ‘desperate’ to make the move.

And now the Dnipro president has moved to snub Liverpool again, claiming a switch to Tottenham and a move to London would be better for the 24-year-old.

“I have contact with the Tottenham president. I am talking with him,” Kolomoysky told Ukrainian TV channel ’2+2′ .

“He is interested in Konoplyanka. We are in the stage of negotiations and are perhaps close to signing a contract if Yehven agrees.

“I would choose Tottenham – London – not Liverpool.

“There are matches only once or twice a week, and at other times he will still need somewhere to live.

“I believe London life is preferable to Liverpool.”

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