Liverpool have been dealt a blow in the pursuit of long-term target Yevhen Konoplyanka, who is closing in on a move to Sevilla.

The Reds are long term admirers of the Ukraine International attacking midfielder, and failed to land him last winter. The Dnipro man is out of contract at the end of this month, and will be free to talk with other clubs thereafter.

The player himself admitted being sorry for not opting a move to Anfield when he had the chance.

“I am sorry I didn’t join Liverpool when they wanted me but this Europa League final will help me get over that!,” he had said.

Brendan Rodger’s side, who having already secured the free signings of James Milner and Danny Ings, hoped to land their third free transfer in the form of Konoplyanka.

But as per Spanish publication MARCA, the 25-year-old is close to agreeing terms with Europa League winners Sevilla.

Los Rojiblancos’ director of football Monchi is the head of the deal, and knows that a player of Knoplyanka’s caliber ‘brides no shortage in the market.’

But an obstacle in the Konoplyanka’s issue could be his boyhood club, Dnipro themselves. It would reportedly not be ‘favorable’ to deny Dnipro any sort of money by moving on a free-transfer, and hence a possibility of signing a short contract or a small transfer fee is also being analyzed.

Premier League side Stoke City had also emerged as surprise contenders for the Ukrainian, but were put off by his wage demands, while Roma were also thought to be closing in on him during January Transfer Window. 

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