West Ham preparing ambitious move for £12m Liverpool target

West Ham are preparing a sensational move for Liverpool, Tottenham and Manchester United target Yevhen Konoplyanka, according to the Express.

The Ukraine international was close to a switch Anfield in January before a deal collapsed in the final hour of transfer deadline day.

And despite Brendan Rodgers’ reportedly still hopeful of completing a deal, as well as interest from Tottenham and Man United this summer, Sam Allardyce is preparing to beat all three to the 24-year-old’s signature.

The winger, who has a £12million buy-out clause in his Dnipro contract, is expected to leave Ukraine this summer after coming so close to the exit door at the beginning of the year, although it is thought he isn’t willing to move to a club not competing in Europe.

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That would instantly rule Man United and West Ham, but West Ham are hopeful of persuading him to join them in east London as they start building for a future in the Olympic Stadium.

Hammees co-chairman David Sullivan has recently spoken of the club’s burning ambition to break in to the top six within the next few years, and has followed up with the capture of Mauro Zarate and Cheikhou Kouyate already this summer.

And, despite it being unclear whether they will be prepared to meet Konoplyanka’s release clause and the successful agree personal terms, a deal would further prove the Hammers are serious about their ambitious plans for the immediate future.


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