Dieumerci Mbokani confirms interest from England
Democratic Republic of Congo frontman Dieumerci Mbokani has revealed that there's interest in his services from England, but has acknowledged that he's open to remaining at Dynamo Kyiv.
The striker endured a tough time on loan at Hull City last term, where he failed to score in 12 outings, suffered a hamstring injury and saw the Tigers relegated.
Now returning to full fitness, he scored a stunning back-heeled goal in Kyiv's 3-1 Champions League qualifying victory over Young Boys on Wednesday, and has told Belgian source Derniere Heure that there's interest from overseas in his services.
However, now into the final year of his contract at Kyiv, he is willing to listen to offers from the Ukrainian heavyweights.
"I'm not against a new contract, if the proposition is interesting," the 31-year-old forward began. "There's also interest from Turkey and even from England.
"I'm not yet at 100 percent, but I feel better and better," he added. "The new coach [Alyaksandr Khatskevich] believes in me."
Hull's relegation last term was the second consecutive season that Mbokani has dropped out of the Premier League, having previously been relegated with Norwich City the season before.
However, he has experience of the Champions League - finding the net in the tournament with Standard Liege and Anderlecht - and has also represented Tout Puissant Mazembe, AS Monaco and Wolfsburg.
The forward was part of the Leopards squad that finished third in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea.
Ed Dove is the Soccer Editor for KweséESPN. Follow him on Twitter @EddyDove.