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Denis Cheryshev Set for Valencia Loan

Yesterday there were rumours that Denis Cheryshev would be a deadline day target for Liverpool, but a loan move to Valencia definitively ends all speculation surrounding a potential move.

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Gary Neville might have found a player to give his ailing La Liga side a boost after Denis Cheryshev looks set to join Valencia on loan from Real Madrid. The left-footer was linked with a potential deadline day move to Liverpool but will remain in Spain. The former Sky Sports pundit extraordinaire will presumably be pleased with a fresh face to help his side in the final third and secure some much-needed victories.

Liverpool were probably never in for the player, but Cheryshev has been linked with Liverpool quite a few times. With rumblings of a move to Anfield emerging over the past 24 hours combined with a stalled deal for FC Shakhtar attacking midfielder Alex Teixeira, this wouldn't have been an outlandish deal to make. A loan with an option to buy for a left-footed wide player who could possibly bring balance to Liverpool's attack.

His match fitness would have been a question after playing only 117 minutes all season, but Liverpool could do with another attacking player with injuries, form, and fixtures all combining to give Klopp plenty to think about. Liverpool's reported lack of interest in the player was consistent with a position maintained by Jürgen Klopp  who made it clear that today was likely to be quiet.

Sevilla were believed to be the likely front-runners for Cheryshev's signature, but Valencia is where the Russian winger hopefully find more meaningful minutes for the remainder of the season.

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