​Former Liverpool target Yevhen Konoplyanka is in talks with Serie A giants AC Milan over a summer transfer, according to reports from Spain.


The highly rated winger has failed to impress during spells with Sevilla and Schalke, since leaving Dnipro, but AC Milan are still willing to take a chance on the Ukrainian international, as reported by Estadio Deportivo.

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27-year-old Konoplyanka joined up with Sevilla in 2015 on a free transfer, after his contract at Dnipro expired and scored eight goals in 52 competitive appearances that season.


After being less than impressive in Spain, German giants Schalke took Konoplyanka on loan last season, where he made just five Bundesliga starts scoring once.


However, within the loan terms Schalke now have a mandatory requirement to buy Konoplyanka for just over £12million, but are already looking to offload him this summer.

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Free-spending AC Milan are looking to reinstate themselves as a European giant once again and have already spent almost £70m on players, including the likes of Ricardo Rodriguez and Andre Silva this summer.


Konoplyanka himself is keen to leave the Veltins-Arena after a bust-up with coach Markus Weinzierl, who famously called him a 'coward', which lead to open criticism of the Schalke coach from the 27-year-old.

Despite Weinzierl being sacked by the German club, reports are confident that talks have already begun between Konoplyanka's agent and the San Siro about a summer transfer.


Milan will hope to get the attacking midfielder, who plays predominantly on the left wing, back to the form he showed for Dnipro, which initially attracted interest from the likes of Liverpool and Tottenham.


The once highly regarded midfielder has struggled to make an impact in Europe's biggest leagues, but will now look to get his career back on track in Serie A.

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