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Liverpool set to miss the chance to sign this long term target

Liverpool are yet to submit an offer for for Cheryshev and latest reports suggest the Russian may not leave La Liga right now and according to Spanish journalist Guillem Balague, Watford has emerged as a shocking contender to sign Cheryshev as Sevilla have to offload one of their player to sign the Russian.

Real Madrid are yet to receive an official bid from Liverpool for Denis Cheryshev, who now seems might join Sevilla on loan, as per the report from The Independent. The Bernabeu outfits are ready to let the Russian go to look for more first-team ahead ahead of Euro 2016. Real had actually received some assurance from Liverpool earlier that they would return for the winger in the summer. But with the clock ticking away on the transfer deadline day, another La Liga side Sevilla are believed to be Cheryshev’s most likely destination as their sporting director, Monchi, had discussions with Real Madrid late last night.

The 25-year-old Russian also has attracted few Bundesliga clubs and back in Russia, while Liverpool now seems not likely to sign a wide player unless they are able to revive the deal for their top priority January target, Shakhtar Donetsk’s Alex Teixeira.

Cheryshev was a long-term target for Liverpool since the summer, when their bid was rejected by Real Madrid’s then manager Rafa Benitez and new boss Zidane has admitted following his team’s 6-0 victory against Espanyol on Sunday that the player could leave.

“We’ll see but yes, Cheryshev could leave,” Zidane told reporters. “He’s a great player but he needs to be playing regularly. The most important thing for him is that he gets minutes. He is a hard-working player and he needs to be building up playing time. I wish him the best.”

Cheryshev has played only six times for Real Madrid this term. Zidane further said: “If he has the chance to leave, I’d be delighted for him. We’ll see what happens.”

The Russian, infamously played and scored in Real Madrid’s Copa del Rey victory against Cadiz earlier this season, but he was supposed to be suspended for an accumulation of bookings in that competition last season. As a result, Los Blancos were subsequently thrown out of the cup for violating rules.

From La Liga, not only Sevilla, Villarreal have also shown an interest to welcome him back to El Madrigal, but that interest has washed away over the last week. 

 

 

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