Dnipro's Konoplyanka still open to West Ham switch

EXCLUSIVE: The 24-year-old is interested in talking to the Hammers if they are able to match the Ukrainian side's €15 milliion valuation of their star man
By Liam Twomey

Yevhen Konoplyanka is open to a move to West Ham should they return with an improved bid for the Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk star, Goal understands.

The Hammers saw an offer of €12 million (£9.5m) rejected by the Ukrainian giants a fortnight ago and are yet to indicate whether they will increase their offer for the 24-year-old.

Dnipro are adamant they will not sell Konoplyanka for any less than his release clause of €15m (£12m), despite the player having just one year remaining on his contract.

Konoplyanka sees his future away from Dnipro if the right move presents itself and is interested in talking to West Ham if they are able to match his valuation.

But if nothing materialises this summer, Goal understands the 24-year-old is willing to wait and settle his future in January, when he can negotiate a pre-contract agreement with any interested club. 

Konoplyanka, who impressed for Ukraine against England during qualification for this summer's World Cup in Brazil, was courted by both Tottenham and Liverpool in January, though neither have followed up their interest in recent weeks.

Liverpool came closest to signing the 24-year-old but the move fell through despite prolonged negotiations on deadline day, with Konoplyanka afterwards admitting to feeling "resentment" over the breakdown of the deal.