Liverpool have been chasing hard after wingers for the past two weeks, and it looks like they might end up not getting one by the end of the window. Having lost Mohamed Salah to Chelsea in the wake of the Juan Mata deal, the Reds changed their focus to Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk's Yevhen Konoplyanka -- but now the deal is looking increasingly unlikely.
Konoplyanka's agent: "Deal very unlikely. We have a v.good relationship with the president Kolomoyskyi. He doesn't want to sell...(1/2) #LFC— Jonathan Birchall (@jonbirchall) January 31, 2014
"Yehven and his father respect that." Deal off? "No. Not yet. But it's very unlikely." (2/2) #LFC— Jonathan Birchall (@jonbirchall) January 31, 2014
The good news, as far as Liverpool are concerned, is that Konoplyanka would be a luxury signing rather than a necessity. They're already more than set in attack, with Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez so far providing enough power to fire them into a top four spot, and losing out on even a player as talented as Konoplyanka won't make or break their season.
Now, if this was a central midfielder...