Rubin Kazan manager Rinat Bilyaletdinov says that he has told Yann M’Vila that he’s not good enough for a big move to Liverpool.

According to reports, the French midfielder came close to joining the Reds in January as Brendan Rodgers plotted to bolster his central options to maintain a push for Champions League qualification.

However a swoop did not make it over the line, leaving M’Vila in Russia, where he is believes to have grown unsettled despite having only moved to Rubin in 2013.

Liverpool may well revive their interest in the talented 23-year-old in the coming months, but Bilyaletdinov doesn’t believe that his player is ready to move to Anfield:

“In January M’Vila behaved badly – one day he trained, one day he didn’t.” He is quoted by the Daily Star.

“Maybe his agents had promised him something. He thought he was already in Liverpool.

“I told him: ‘It is not your level. If you go, you will be on the bench’. He was very disappointed.

“Now I haven’t seen him for a while. I have been told he is in France to cure an injury.

“Even if he is back to full fitness, I don’t know where to play him.”

M’Vila is also wanted by Everton, and sparked rumours of a move to one of the rival clubs by attending the Merseyside derby earlier this season.

Arsenal and Tottenham have also been linked with the holding midfielder in recent years.

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