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Dortmund confirm talks ongoing for Yarmolenko

Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc has told German newspaper Ruhr Nachrichten that Andriy Yarmolenko could leave the club and that the BVB are in negotiations with another club widely reported to be West Ham.

The sporting director was asked the question after Yarmolenko was missing from pre-season training with Zorc confirming he has been “officially released for talks with another club”

Yesterday Sky reports suggested that West Ham had made a £17.5m bid for Borussia Dortmund winger Yarmolenko which had been accepted but Zorc’s comments to the German media suggest talks are still ongoing and a fee is yet to be agreed.

The 28-year-old only joined Dortmund from Dynamo Kiev last August for £22m, but he has struggled to find his best form in Germany, netting just six goals in 26 appearances. The Ukraine international was a prolific scorer in Kiev, scoring 137 goals in 341 matches.

About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter