Liverpool FC and Tottenham have been cleared to sign Dnipro winger Yehven Konoplyanka after he confirmed he is prioritising a move to England. Dnipro’s chief executive Andriy Rusol had earlier said that several clubs are interested in the 25-year-old, who has been a Liverpool FC transfer target since January 2014 when the player nearly moved to Anfield only for Dnipro to not sanction the deal in last minute. It was widely reported earlier in England that both, Tottenham and Stoke were interested in bringing the winger to the Premier League with Liverpool FC dropping interest in the player. When asked if the player may join Stoke, Rusol told BBC Radio Stoke: “Maybe. It’s internal information. There are a lot of clubs interested in Konoplyanka but now I can’t tell you anything about his future.” The player himself confirmed that he prefers a move to England rather than Spain, where Europa League winners Seville are said to be interested in acquiring his services. Konoplyanka said: “My priority […]

Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen is fit enough to be on the bench for Liverpool’s Barclays Premier League clash with West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns on Sunday, manager Brendan Rodgers has revealed in the pre-match press conference. Allen picked up an abductor injury in the match against Chelsea in late December, and made a brief return to action during the Reds’ 2-2 draw against Aston Villa after he replaced Lucas in the second half. The Wales international missed the FA Cup Fourth Round trip to Bournemouth last weekend as well as the Merseyside derby victory over Everton on Tuesday. He will, however, be in contention to feature at the weekend and is sure to make the bench. On being asked about Allen, Rodgers said: “Joe Allen will be back, which is great news. He’s looked very good in training and he’s a very important player back in for us.” The manager also had positive news about right-back Glen Johnson, stating […]

Chelsea have completed the signing of French defender Kurt Zouma for £12.5m from Ligue 1 side St. Etienne. The defender will be spending the rest of the season on loan in France and will be joining the Chelsea team in the summer when he is expected to go straight into the first-team squad. Although the deal hasn’t yet confirmed officially by either of the two clubs, there is proof of the move being completed. Photo confirmation of Kurt Zouma’s £12m move to Chelsea. Official confirmation tomorrow. (Source: Numerous) — Transfer News Live (@DeadlineDayLive) January 30, 2014 The Zouma deal is Chelsea’s fourth signing of the January window, the others being Nemanja Matic, Mohamed Salah and Mario Pasalic, raising doubts over captain John Terry’s future at the club. The 33 year old is out of contract in the summer and the decision about a possible renewal is unlikely to happen until March. Yesterday, Sky Italia’s Gianluca Di Marzio reported the […]