Stoke City: Club in contention to sign Dnipro's Yevhen Konoplyanka

FC Dnipro's Yehven Konoplyanka scores for Dnipro against Tottenham
Yevhen Konoplyanka scored from the penalty spot for Dnipro against Spurs in the Europa League two seasons ago

Stoke City are hoping to sign Ukraine international winger Yevhen Konoplyanka from Europa League finalists Dnipro.

BBC Radio Stoke have reported that sources in Ukraine are saying that the Potters target has turned down a new contract offer from Dnipro.

Chief executive Andriy Rusol says a few clubs are interested in the 25-year-old former Liverpool transfer target.

"There are a lot of clubs interested in Konoplyanka but now I can't tell you anything about his future," he said.

Konoplyanka's international pedigree
Yevhen Konoplyanka has netted eight times in 43 appearances for his country, including a long-range strike in a 1-1 draw against England at Wembley in a World Cup qualifier in September 2012.
He has scored 37 times in 171 games in eight seasons of service at Dnipro.

When asked if the player may join the Potters, Rusol told BBC Radio Stoke: "Maybe, but that's internal information."

Stoke boss Mark Hughes has already made two summer signings, completing a three-year deal to sign on-loan defender Philipp Wollscheid from Bayer Leverkusen, as well as bringing in Danish goalkeeper Jakob Haugaard, also on a three-year contract.

The Potters have also released three first-team players - goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen, midfielder Wilson Palacios and defender Andy Wilkinson.

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