Liverpool closing in on £20m move for Fedor Chalov

Liverpool are reportedly interested in the signing of CSKA Moscow star  Fedor Chalov according to reports from England.

It is reported that the Champions League holders have emerged as one of the clubs that are interested in signing the forward. The 21-year-old Russian international is regarded as one of the rising stars in the Russian league and enjoyed a remarkable season at the club.

Chalov scored 15 goals last season to finish as the top scorer in the Russian League which has attracted attention from across Europe.

The likes of Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Sevilla, Monaco, and Tottenham have been linked with a move to the club.

Chalov is not expected to come cheap having signed new a newly improved contract in January which runs until the summer of 2022. It is understood that Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is in search of a backup striker after the departure of Daniel Sturridge this summer.

Chalov is seen as an ideal forward who has the ability to thrive in Liverpool as CSKA play similar brand of football utilized by the German tactician.

Chalov is valued at £20 million by the Russian outfit, which is an affordable fee for the Anfield outfit. Unlike the other major clubs in the EPL, Liverpool are yet to make a major move in the transfer window and Chalov could be the first signing of the season if he makes the move.

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