MARTINEZ TO SWOOP FOR PS14M yarmo; Everton ready to meet release clause for Ukraine forward.
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Blues EVERTON are willing to meet Andriy Yarmolenko's PS14.25m release clause as they step up their pursuit of the Ukrainian star.
must not Stones at says Southall Page The Blues have opened talks with Dynamo Kiev over the transfer of the 25-year-old.
Everton are hoping to tie up a deal for Yarmolenko before the September 1 transfer deadline but negotiations with Dynamo are unlikely to be straightforward even if they do trigger the buy-out fee.
Ukrainian clubs are notorious for driving a hard bargain and are likely to demand a large chunk of the money up front.
sell Yarmolenko, who scored against Everton in the Europa League last season, is keen on a move to the Premier League.
any price -43 Stoke City were the first side to officially register their interest in the Kiev captain earlier this summer but even though they met his release clause, the move broke down. Everton are confident they will be able to agree personal terms with Yarmolenko.
Andriy Yarmolenko. | in action against Everton defender Luke Garbutt last season