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Liverpool chiefs did all they could to convince Dnipro to sell Yevhen Konoplyanka

Liverpool officials did all they could to get a deal for Dnipro winger Yevhen Konoplyanka over the line this week. The Telegraph says Dnipro's billionaire owner Ihor Kolomoyskyi pulled out of talks AFTER the 11pm deadline.

The Reds had believed they had agreement over a £12 million fee earlier in the day.

Efforts to secure a deal for the winger dragged into the final throes of the transfer window, but despite frantic attempts to secure terms, and the player being keen on a move, there was no agreement.

Liverpool managing director Ian Ayre spent three days in Ukraine negotiating with Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk. Talks went on until 4am on Thursday, continuing throughout Friday and beyond the 11pm deadline as Dnipro multi-billionaire president Kolomoyskyi pulled the plug.

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