Liverpool have officially bid farewell to disgruntled star midfielder Raheem Sterling, as he will be sold for £49m.
However, the Reds have a replacement plan up their sleeve as they are preparing to bid $33 million for Real Madrid striker Denis Cheryshev, according to Soccerisma.
Cheryshev has been with Real since 2012, and he scored 11 goals in the 2012-13 season for Real Madrid B.
He has not taken the field in Bernabeu once since a Copa del Rey appearance in 2012 though.
He was then sent to Sevilla on a loan contract but only made four appearances in the 2013-14 season.
His experience with Villarreal in the 2014-15 season was much more promising, as he scored four goals in 26 appearances.
It remains to be seen whether the 24-year-old Russian international can help fill the hole left by Sterling and former captain Steven Gerrard.
Sterling will be sold by Liverpool to Manchester City, and they now find themselves with plenty of money to make another move in a transfer window filled with multiple signings.
The Reds have already made progress in revamping their squad, with the additions of midfielders James Milner and Roberto Firmino and defender Nathaniel Clyne.