Liverpool leave Gunners behind to sign Andriy Yarmolenko
Liverpool is ready to trigger €20-million buy-out clause to sign Ukrainian winger Andriy Yarmolenko from Dynamo kiev.
The 25-year-old winger has been attracting interest from clubs across Europe including Barcelona, Borussia Dortmund, Arsenal and Everton but Liverpool are trying to sign the winger to bolster their squad in the dying moments of the transfer window.
Arsenal was reportedly close to reaching an agreement to sign Dyamano Kiev forward Andriy Yarmolenko.
The Ukrainian forward also been linked with a move to bracelona, following the departure of Pedro.
There are are few other clubs interested in singning the 25 year old Ukraine winger like Everton and Borussia Dortmund.
He has hit three goals in nine games so far to help Dynamo to the top of the league.
Yarmolenko is primarily a winger who can play on either flank and even as a secondary striker and with brilliant skills, pace his biggest attribute is his goal scoring records.
Liverpool recently loaned Lazar Markovic to Fenerbahce and lack quality wide players and after the 3-0 humiliating loss to West Ham United, Rodgers is wanting the winger to reinforce his squad.
Andriy Yarmolenko has played 268 games for Ukrainian giants Dynamo Kyiv so far scored 101 goals and assisted 69 times.
For the Ukrainian National team, he netted 19 goals from 49 appearances.
He won three Ukrainian Premier Leagues, two Ukrainian Cups, and three Ukrainian Super Cups in his career.
His individual honors are also impressive with 1 time Ukrainian cup top scorer, two-time Ukrainian Footballer of the year and one-time top assister in UEFA Europa League that was in the last season.
Liverpool has already signed Brazillian attacking midfielder Roberto Firmino this summer, so probably the reds do not need any attacking midfilders on their ranks.
Meanwhile, Liverpool striker Fabio has agreed to join Sunderland. The Reds striker has struggled to get into the first team and he is surplus to requirements at Anfield.
On the other hand, Arsenal have entered the race for Ajax youngster Viktor Fischer.
The £10million reted forward has hit 22 goals in 71 appearances for the Dutch giants so far in his career.
He hit 12 goals in 2012/13 debut season but has made only start so far this term.
Arsene Winger is apparently willing to take punt on young forward, who can operate either centrally or on the wing.
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