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Departures Lounge: Liverpool in talks with Konoplyanka

Plus, the latest on the future of Stephen McPhail, Julian Draxler and Nemanja Vidic.

Will it happen?

image(Dnipro’s Yevhen Konoplyanka is being chased by Liverpool – Fabrizio Giovannozzi/AP/Press Association Images)

Will it happen?

imageKonoplyanka wanted by Liverpool: Despite already having Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge at their disposal, the Reds are chasing another striker — 24-year-old Ukraine international Yevhen Konoplyanka. However, Tottenham and United are also understood to be interested.

Arsenal open talks with Draxler associates: The Gunners are hopeful of landing the Schalke midfielder, who has a £37m buy-out clause in his contract.

Toni Kroos set for United move? Bayern coach Pep Guardiola has conceded that the club may sell Kroos to the Red Devils, saying that “things move quickly in football”.

Will it happen?

imageArsenal agree Vucinic deal: The Gunners look set to agree a loan deal for the 30-year-old Juventus star for the rest of the season.

Holtby keen on White Hart Lane exit: The German youngster has confirmed he wants to leave Tottenham before this Friday’s deadline, though there is no further news on any potential suitors.

Will it happen?

imageVidic ready to depart United: The Serbian defender is reportedly eager to leave Old Trafford, with Galatasaray preparing a bid for the player.

Liverpool and Arsenal pondering Cuenca move: The Barcelona star is highly rated, but his career has been ravaged by injury so far.

Irish deal of the day

It’s relatively quiet on the Irish player front at the moment, but Stephen McPhail’s future is still uncertain — Shamrock Rovers are rumoured to be preparing a bid if he does not sign a new contract with Sheffield Wednesday.

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