Contrary to reports making waves over the media that Liverpool have made a bid for Real Madrid winger, Denis Cheryshev, Liverpool Echo believes the Anfield club are unlikely to table any offer for the player.
The Daily Star had reported that Brendan Rodgers want to bring in Cheryshev to replace Raheem Sterling who, as per reports yesterday, is on his way to Manchester City for a £49million.
The same source also revealed Madrid will likely acquiesce to selling the player and the club’s reps are in talks on whether or not to accept Liverpool’s £22 million.
Cheryshev is thought to be surplus to requirements at Madrid and will reportedly not feature in Rafael Benitez’ plans for next season.
Madrid have already offloaded one “surplus-to-requirements” player in Sami Khedira, who was allowed to join Juventus last month.
However, Liverpool Echo says the Russian is not on Brendan Rodgers wish-list of players to replace Sterling.
Cheryshev spent the last two seasons on loan at Sevilla and Villareal respectively, impressing for both teams by scoring and creating goals.
According to Squawka, the 24-year played 26 times for the Yellow Submarines last term, scoring four goals and assisting nine times. He also has the same assist-per-90 rate as Barcelona superstar, Lionel Messi.
Now that the Reds’ bid for the winger has been labelled as false, Liverpool are looking to sign a striker to ease their striking woes as injuries to Daniel Sturridge and Mario Balotelli’s inconsistencies last term made them lose out on a top-four finish.
Chris Benteke remains top on the Anfield club’s wish-list, but the player’s asking price is likely to deter Rodgers in his pursuit of the Belgian.