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It would appear as if Liverpool could land Real Madrid winger Denis Cheryshev after reports suggest that new manager Rafa Benitez is ready to sanction the move with the Spanish giants open to offers around £22 million.

The 22-year-old who has been on a season long loan at Villarreal recently said he’d be open to an “irresistible offer”.

He said: “The holidays are imminent and we will see whether there are (some offers) or not. If no ‘irresistible’ offer comes through, then my first option would be to stay with Villarreal. I’m convinced that in terms of professional set up and sporting ambition, this club is way ahead of many others.

“But now everything are rumours, no more no less. I know that if I stay with Villarreal, I’ll be extremely happy, as I have been to date.

 “I have no idea as to what is going to happen. I’ve spoken to Marcelino and he confirmed that Villarreal hope to have my services next season but that’s all. I don’t know where I’ll be next season.

 “My future affects several parties, so it is not something easy. I must return to Real Madrid and they are the ones that have to make the first decision [on whether to keep me or selling me]. And once Real Madrid decide we will see what happen.”