Yevhen Konoplyanka
Liverpool are interested in signing Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk star Yevhen Konoplyanka in the summer

Liverpool have reportedly rekindled their interest in signing their long-term transfer target Yevhen Konoplyanka in the summer, according to the Express.

The Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk winger was heavily linked with a move to Anfield in January - only for the deal to collapse in the final hours of the transfer window. The player's agent admitted the Ukrainian side were holding up the discussions.

The Express claims the Merseyside club will make another approach for the 24-year-old at the end of the season as the Reds prepare a £15m bid in landing Konoplyanka.

Brendan Rodgers revealed Konoplyanka was keen on joining Liverpool in the mid-season transfer window.

The former Swansea boss had earlier expressed his desire to bring the Ukraine international to Anfield. The Northern Irishman is looking forward to signing the winger in the upcoming transfer window.

"If we feel he can improve us, we are a professional club. There will be a greater market to look at then but it wouldn't stop us. I've heard it mentioned the problem was about the money, but that was not a problem. It just wasn't to be," Rodgers explained.

"I feel really sorry for the player because he was obviously desperate to come but it's gone now and we will review it in the summer," the Liverpool manager said.

Earlier this month, Konoplyanka's agent James Lippett sparked rumours that the Merseyside outfit are still interested in his client services via Twitter that he is travelling to Liverpool.

Rodgers will be given the funds in bringing players to the club in the summer as Liverpool return to Champions League next season. The Reds are leading the league table with 80 points from 35 games, leading second place Chelsea by five points.

Mathematically, Liverpool cannot finish the season below top three, meaning they will directly feature in the group stages of the Europe's elite club competition next season. The Reds managing director Ian Ayre says the club are ready to spend big in the summer.

A move for Konoplyanka could be on the cards in the summer as he has been on Rodgers' radar for a long time.