Chelsea are interested in bringing Seville winger Yevhan Konoplyanka to Stamford Bridge, according to the coach of Shakhtar Donestk.
Mircea Lucescu says he has spoken to Jose Mourinho who confirmed to him that 26-year-old Konolyanka is a player of considerable interest at Chelsea, along with Andriy Yarmolenko, which ChelseaNews24 reported last week.
Mourinho was spotted in the crowd during Ukranie’s 1-0 loss to Spain in their final Euro 2016 qualifier. Lucescu was also there, and claims it was then that the Portuguese hinted his interest in the Ukraine internationals.
“Mourinho is interested in Yevhen Konoplyanka. I was at Ukraine versus Spain with Mourinho and he is interested in some players.
“Perhaps it is Yarmolenko or Teixeira, if not, then it is Konoplyanka.”
Konoplyanka moved from Ukraine side Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk to Seville last summer.