Dynamo Kiev forward Andriy Yarmolenko has admitted he could still make a switch to the Premier League, despite recently inking a fresh deal with the Ukrainian outfit, the Express claim.
Yarmolenko was understood to be on the radar of Everton, Arsenal and Chelsea in the summer before he signed a new deal with Dynamo, as per the report.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho was reportedly keeping tabs on him during Ukraine’s recent international against Spain, and the Express reveal he has also held talks with the Toffees’ boss Roberto Martinez.
But the 25-year old has now put pen to paper on a new five-year deal, putting to bed rumours that he could leave on a free transfer in June.
A club statement read: “FC Dynamo Kiev player Andriy Yarmolenko has signed a new contract with the club.
“The agreement will be valid until October 14 2020.”
However, Yarmolenko appears to have given his potential suitors a glimmer of hope, after revealing the new deal will not tie him down to Kiev, and should a good offer arrive he would consider his options.
“I still want that [to test myself in the best foreign leagues]. I know that if Dynamo get really worthy offers we’ll find an option that satisfies everyone,” the Ukraine international said.
“I want the club to get good compensation for me. I could have left for free in a while, but that would have been wrong.
“I am 100 per cent a Dynamo player. Our team is like my second family. That’s why I keep doing my best to benefit the club.”