Liverpool submit offer for Denis Cheryshev as Raheem Sterling replacement

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Liverpool are close to selling wantaway winger Raheem Sterling after Manchester City tabled an improved bid worth £45 million - and have prepared by submitting a £22 million offer to Real Madrid for Russian winger Denis Cheryshev.

News of Liverpool’s bid for Cheryshev, 24, is reported by Neil Moxley of the Sunday People - and brought to our attention by the Mirror.

It’s understood that Real Madrid are now considering the bid, with Rafael Benitez poised to discuss the matter with officials at the Bernabeu before a final decision is made.


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Sterling, meanwhile, looks all but certain to complete his move to the Etihad Stadium move Anfield after being omitted from the Liverpool squad for the club’s pre-season tour of the Far East.

The 20-year-old, whose relationship with Brendan Rodgers is reportedly beyond repair, told his manager earlier this week that he had no intention of travelling with the rest of the squad this weekend.

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Cheryshev a decent replacement for Sterling?

Sterling missed training twice last week through illness but will be relieved that Manchester City have decided to increase their bid in order to secure his services.

The deal is expected to be completed within the next couple of days.

Cheryshev, who scored seven goals in 40 appearances while on loan with Villarreal last season, is certainly a talented winger with a huge amount of potential.

But whether Liverpool fans feel the Russian would be an upgrade - or even a like-for-like replacement - for Sterling is another matter.

Liverpool fans: would you be happy if Denis Cheryshev replaced Raheem Sterling? Will you boo Raheem Sterling next season? Have your say in the comments below!

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