Liverpool are closing in on a deal for Dnipro winger Yevhen Konoplyanka.Liverpool are turning to Konoplyanka after being beaten by Chelsea to the signing of former FC Basle winger Mohamed Salah.

The Daily Mail says Liverpool managing director Ian Ayre was in talks on Wednesday night with Dnipro officials and the versatile Ukraine midfielder in the hope of securing his signature before Friday night's transfer deadline.

Liverpool's head of recruitment Dave Fallows is also understood to have flown out to Ukraine for discussions on the deal.

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