Liverpool is ready to trigger €20-million buy-out clause to sign Ukrainian winger Andriy Yarmolenko from Dynamo Kiev, according to reports from Italy.
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.
The Ukrainian wizard is in sublime form this season with 6 goals and 5 assists already from 7 games in all competitions.
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 goalscoring records.
Liverpool recently loaned out 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.
Yarmolenko has played 268 games for Ukrainian giants Dynamo Kyiv so far and scored 101 goals and assisted 69 times.
For the Ukraine 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 honours are also impressive with 1 time Ukrainian Cup top scorer, two-time Ukrainian Premier League Footballer of the Year, two-time Ukrainian Footballer of the Year and one-time top assister in UEFA Europa League that was in the last season.
Italian media Tuttomercatoweb claims in their exclusive report that Everton, Borussia Dortmund, and Barcelona are the other clubs interested in signing the 25-year-old Ukraine winger.
English media also suggest that Premier League giants Arsenal have shown a keen interest in the winger, but such reports have mainly come from the tabloids.
Liverpool has already signed Brazilian attacking midfielder Roberto Firmino this summer, so probably the Reds do not need any attacking midfielders on their ranks.
Meanwhile, Liverpool striker Fabio Borini has agreed to join Sunderland. The Reds striker has struggled to get into the first team and he is surplus to requirements at Anfield.