“Russian rising star” Sergey Pinyaev is of interest to Liverpool, Chelsea and Man City

"Russian rising star" Sergey Pinyaev is of interest to Liverpool, Chelsea and Man City Transfers

There are rumours of interest from Europe and the Middle East for Egyptian international Mohamed Salah and Colombian international Luis Diaz.

In addition, there is no guarantee that there will not be a change in the forward line-up, which has been seriously lacking in scoring in recent games.

In particular, the search for a successor to Egyptian King is a pressing issue, with the 31-year-old winger, who is clearly in decline, being replaced by a young talent who can score and create chances from the right wing.  And a rising Russian star with that potential has emerged as a target.

According to HITC, three clubs – Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea – have taken note of 19-year-old Sergey Pinyaev, playing for Lokomotiv Moscow, and could move for the player, who has had a trial with Manchester United in the past.

The diminutive winger, who stands at 1.67 cm, has scored five goals and provided five assists in a total of 43 games for his club, and his potential has catapulted him into the hot seat.

He also had a good season with Krylya Sovetov, where he played until last winter, with five goals and four assists in 39 games in the Russian Premier League.

He is an excellent ball handler and has the dexterity to use both feet.His scoring sense and ability to create chances in front of goal is remarkable, and his utility to play as a centre-forward as well as a winger on both flanks makes him an attractive option.

However, his experience against top-level opposition is still limited due to the background of Russian clubs’ inability to participate in European competitions.

As such, he is unlikely to make an immediate impact and is unlikely to be up for grabs now, but the story of him playing at Anfield in the distant future cannot be ruled out.