Chelsea overtake Liverpool in £19million race to sign 15-goal forward

Chelsea have been boosted by speculation that Liverpool target Andriy Yarmolenko is interested in a move to Stamford Bridge, according to reports from the Express.

The 25-year-old Dynamo Kiev star is said to be considering a move to join the Blues in the Premier League, or link up with La Liga giants Valencia.

He has shortened his list of possible destinations to the two mentioned clubs, despite also being tracked by Roma, Paris Saint-Germain, as well as the Reds.

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His decision to snub a move to Anfield will be seen as a blow to manager Brendan Rodgers, as he is still in the market for more attackers to reinforce his side.

Yarmolenko has been in great form this season, already scoring 15 goals from 29 appearances, a tally that seems to have alerted a number of top European clubs.

The Ukraine international is said to be worth about £19million and should be in line to depart Kiev at the end of the current campaign.