Watford looking to push through late move for Liverpool-linked star

Watford are in the race for out-of-favour Real Madrid winger Denis Cheryshev, according to reports from Goal.

The Russia international has been linked with Liverpool over the course of the last 24 hours, but it’s understood that the Reds have no interest in him.

However, that does not mean that the 25-year-old will not be on the move, with Watford having joined Sevilla in the running for his signature.

Cheryshev looks set to leave Real on loan for the remainder of the season in search of game time, with Los Blancos manager Zinedine Zidane having already admitted that the wide-man may not be in Madrid by the time the deadline passes.

Sevilla’s move for Spurs defender Federico Fazio has filled their 25-man roster, meaning that they will need to axe a player by the end of the day, leaving the door open for Watford.

The Hornets have enjoyed a fine start to the season and could offer Cheryshev the game time he craves with EURO 2016 looming, albeit he it thought to favour staying in La Liga.

The ex-Villarreal loanee has only played 33 minutes of league football for Real this term, and his infamous inclusion in a Copa del Rey match earlier this term led to the club’s disqualification – he was actually due to be serving a ban hanging over from his last match in the competition.