Sky Sports is reporting that West Ham United have made a bid of £9.5million bid for Dnipro winger Yevhen Konoplyanka.

The 24-year-old Ukrainian international was nearly signed by Liverpool during the January transfer window, and despite manager Ian Ayre spending a week in the Ukraine the deal fell apart on deadline day.

The east London clubs bid it is not enough to trigger Konoplyanka £12 million buyout clause, which means that West Ham owners David Sullivan and David Gold may have to dig a little deeper in their pockets if they want to see this deal happen.

The owners have set manager Sam Allardyce a target of a top-10 finish in the Premier League next season with big Sam knowing that along with the recent arrival of forward Mauro Zarate, midfielder Cheikhou defender Aaron Kouyate and Cresswell that Konoplyanka would make a fine addition to his squad, and could play a big part in achieving the owners goal.