Liverpool face late competition from Tottenham for Dnipro winger Yevhen Konoplyanka.

A Liverpool delegation are in Ukraine this morning to close a deal for the midfielder.

There were also reports on Wednesday night that Tottenham were poised to make an 11th-hour bid for Konoplyanka, though their attempts to scupper Liverpool's move may have come too late, with the Merseysiders understood to be well advanced in their swoop for the 24-year-old.

Spurs chairman Daniel Levy has been building his ties with Ukrainian football over the past 18 months.

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