Liverpool are among the clubs interested in signing this highly-rated striker Fedor Chalov, according to Mirror Football, but the Reds will face competition from Arsenal, Manchester United, Manchester City and Tottenham for the 21-year-old CSKA Moscow sensation.
The talented young striker won the Russian Premier League’s Golden Boot last season with 15 goals, and managed to give seven assists to his team-mates.
Liverpool will also have to battle with Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig, Ligue 1 outfit Monaco and La Liga side Sevilla for his signature, if the report is to be believed.
The rising star has also shown his quality on the big stage – Chalov found the back of the net in CSKA’s historic victory against Real Madrid in the Champions League last season.
The Russian’s impressive performances for CSKA earned him a cap for his country’s senior side in March, the forward has two caps to his name, and he looks as though he’s one of the biggest talents to hail from Russia in recent years.
It’s understood that Chalov’s current deal runs until 2022, as per the same report, but the youngster would be open to a move away. One issue – he isn’t looking to warm any benches.
This need for first team football likely rules the Reds out of the running with Bobby Firmino immovable from Jurgen Klopp’s starting XI, and Divock Origi recently signing a new deal.
That being said, Chalov certainly looks like a natural finisher that has the potential to succeed in the Premier League.