Liverpool hit snag in £7m move for Real Madrid star

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Russian winger Denis Cheryshev has struggled to get minutes with Real Madrid over the past few years and has taken on several loan spells in an effort to get minutes. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has expressed previous interest in the 25-year-old, but now may have an issue securing his transfer with another La Liga giant.

According to the Daily Star, Cheryshev’s current loan-team Valencia are weighing up a permanent offer of their own for the Russian winger. Liverpool were linked to Cheryshev during the January transfer window, per the Mirror and were readying a bid of around £7 million to give to Zinedine Zidane’s side.

Valencia were given a bit of a leg up earlier this year by the man himself, when Cheryshev revealed that he was comfortable at his new home.

“I’m really happy here. Everybody has made me feel very welcome,” he told AS previously.

“But what happens at the end of the season doesn’t depend a hundred percent on me, more on [Real] Madrid. I prefer just to enjoy this now.

“I’ve been here a short time and I have a lot of things to improve.

“I’d be delighted if Valencia wanted me to stay.”

Cheryshev has made just two La Liga appearances with Real Madrid since joining the senior team in 2012. However, he earned significant minutes with Villarreal last season, scoring four goals in 26 games.

This year, Cheryshev has three goals in six games for Valencia.

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