Deadline Day Roundup: Konoplyanka Passes Medical, No Interest in Chadli or Richards

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There’s nothing but sketchy reports out of the Ukraine to go on, but apparently Liverpool target Yevhen Konoplyanka has completed a medical with the Anfield outfit ahead of a £16mil move to Merseyside – a move that continues to be held up for various vague reasons.

Despite one hurdle being cleared, a number of others stand in between the Reds and their man. Although Ian Ayre and company are pushing hard for an agreement, Dinpro’s multi-billionaire owner Ihor Kolomoyskyi is believed to be the major stumbling block with the mega-rich oligarch not only not interested in selling, but demanding the entire lump sum up front in the event he does agree to part with the promising winger.

Konoplyanka is known to be keen on a switch to the Premier League – and Liverpool in general — but with 18-months left on his contract with the Ukrainian side, he doesn’t have a whole lot of leverage in deal. While bargaining continues in the East, it’s been all but confirmed that the 24-year old is the Reds only target on transfer deadline day with earlier reports had the Anfield outfit targeting Tottenham winger Nacer Chadli should the move for Konoplyanka collapse proving false.

Rumours of a loan enquiry for Manchester City fullback Micah Richards have also been shot down with Rodgers apparently dismissing the link to the England man outright even though the Merseysiders are in desperate need of a fullback and not a winger. Maybe Konoplyanka is really good at tracking back?




10 thoughts on “Deadline Day Roundup: Konoplyanka Passes Medical, No Interest in Chadli or Richards

  • January 31, 2014 at 7:40 pm
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    Read somewhere its multiple agent fees that are a problem as well. Shame about Micah Richards because if fit and given a run of games he’d be an excellent addition!

  • January 31, 2014 at 7:50 pm
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    Are we not able to afford this? Is the owner not entitled to demand what he wants? If we don’t want to play ball, then after 3 days of negotiations, we should walk away.

  • January 31, 2014 at 7:53 pm
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    If the deal does collapse, would anyone be surprised, given our track record ?

  • January 31, 2014 at 8:13 pm
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    you guyu r funny he’s our player from he passes a medicalonly a matter of time so dissapointed we instead of acentre backwe wentfor salah personllywe need anew sportdirector Puslow is to slowww agree lol

  • January 31, 2014 at 8:18 pm
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    The Metro don’t think we will make the signing.

  • January 31, 2014 at 8:20 pm
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    We could have got Micah Richards years ago for 3.5m Back when Man City were first bought he put in a transfer request… It is a real shame we did not take advantage back then.

  • January 31, 2014 at 8:22 pm
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    We could always get Ince for free.

  • January 31, 2014 at 9:38 pm
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    We put in a 20mil bid when fsg took over…

  • January 31, 2014 at 9:45 pm
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    Oh I did not know that.

  • January 31, 2014 at 10:11 pm
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    It is now less then an hour before the dead line…what have they been doing? Drinking Vodka and visiting strip clubs?

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