Report: Everton made unsuccessful move for Real Madrid winger Denis Cheryshev

Real Madrid Bernabeu

The Toffees were said to be keen on the player this summer.

It is being claimed today that Everton had a bid for Real Madrid starlet Denis Cheryshev rejected this summer.

It is reported by The Daily Star that Cheryshev, who has a £147 million buy-out clause in his current Real deal, became an option for Everton after it became clear their pursuit of Andriy Yarmolenko was going to prove futile.

Cheryshev impressed during a loan spell with Villarreal last season and with competition fierce at Real Madrid he has been consistently linked with a move away from the Bernabeu this summer.

Instead he has stuck around, with new Real boss Rafa Benitez believed to be a big fan of the Russian international – however, he is still waiting for his La Liga debut with Los Blancos.

In the end Everton went on to sign their former loanee Aaron Lennon from Tottenham on a permanent deal, but in an ideal world Everton would love to have had both at their disposal ahead of a hopeful push back towards Europe.

Cheryshev must now hope he can force his way into the Real Madrid reckoning

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