Leicester make move for long-term Liverpool target – report

Date published: Thursday 9th June 2016 2:45 - Zach Holland

Yehven Konoplyanka: Linked with move to Foxes

Leicester are said to be interested in signing long-term Liverpool target Yehven Konoplyanka from Sevilla, according to reports in Spain.

The Ukranian has been heavily linked with a move to Liverpool in the past and also attracted the eyes of both Tottenham and Stoke as well.

La Liga oufit Sevilla eventually won the race to sign the winger on a bosman from Dnipro last summer, amidst the speculation the player was set to make a move to England.

The 26-year-old has had a mixed first season for the Spanish side though and has scored eight goals in 52 appearances along with nine assists for the club.

His game time has been mainly restricted to substitute appearances also and only made 15 league starts last season.

According to reports made by Estadio Deportivo, Leicester City would be keen on signing the attacking midfielder for the right price.

It is said that Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri highly rates the player and would look to make a move for the player if Sevilla were willing to drop their price-tag of £31million.

The Ukranian international has admitted his desire to play in England in the past and if Leicester are set lose star striker Jamie Vardy then Konoplyanka could be seen as potenital replacment for the England man.

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