Yevhen Konoplyanka

Manchester United are set to rival Liverpool for the signature of Dnipro winger Yevhen Konoplyanka, according to the Mirror.

The 24-year-old was on the verge of moving to Anfield last January but a last minute snub from the Ukranian club scuppered the deal and left Brendan Rodgers without a marquee signing for the winter.

However, with Liverpool having secured Champions League football, Rodgers is likely to move back in for the dexterous winger as he looks to strengthen his squad for a title push yet again in the upcoming season.

Now, the Reds will face competition from arch rivals United, who have scouted the player for a long time and are waiting for a go-ahead from new manager Louis van Gaal to lodge a bid.

The winger scored four goals in seven Europa League appearances last season and played an important part in securing second spot in the league table.

However, a lack of European football can play spoilsport for the Red Devils, who reportedly have around £200m to spend in the summer.

Meanwhile, Tottenham can also reignite their interest in the player, with Dnipro president Ihor Kolomoyskyi urging the player to move to White Hart Lane in an interview earlier this year.

"I'm talking with Tottenham president. He wants Konoplyanka. We're negotiating and may even be close to signing a contract," Kolomoyskyi said.

"Liverpool was just some representatives talking on the phone. Talks with Spurs is entirely on another level.

"I do not want to criticise the 'Liverpool', but if I was interested in football players, I would have done it a week or two before.

"If Spurs want Konoplyanka, I'd happily sell. London life is better than Liverpool. Spurs' interest is strong and advanced.

"I talked with Konoplyanka. Of course, he had regrets, but [move to Liverpool] failed purely due to technical reasons

"I'm ready to let any player leave; we can't break his sports career. But on the final day, Liverpool failed to do a deal. They failed themselves. It was purely technical reasons.

"I'm ready to let go of any player because we can not break a career, we cannot break players' destiny," he concluded.