Besiktas edge ahead in the race to sign Liverpool target Konoplyanka

Besitkas have edged ahead in the race to sign Yevhen Konoplyanka according to the Turkish newspaper Fanatik.

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The Black Eagles are prepared to offer the Ukrainian international €3.5 million per year which is more than what Atletico Madrid and Liverpool has offered.

The report goes onlt state that talks between Konoplyanka and Atletico Madrid, Stoke, Tottenham and Liverpool had all broken down due to the players steep contract demands.

The 25-year-old is understood to be holding out for a €4 million per season deal which includes a minimum fee release clause.

Liverpool have been linked with a move for Konoplyanka in recent weeks by numerous newspapers including the Express.

Beşiktaş finished the Turkish Super Lig season in third place and will play in the Europa League next season.

The Ukrainian international provided seven assists and scored eight goals in 42 appearances for Dnipro in all competitions last season.