Quincy Promes (Picture by Nigel French PA Archive/PA Images)

Liverpool target Quincy Promes tipped to stay at Spartak Moscow by Russian agent

Despite reported interest from Liverpool, Dutch winger Quincy Promes is likely to stay with Spartak Moscow in January, it has been claimed.

Promes has emerged as a possible target for Jurgen Klopp in the winter transfer window, with reports in November suggesting the 24-year-old was on the Reds’ radar.

This came after injury to Danny Ings, who has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a knee problem, while Philippe Coutinho and Daniel Sturridge have now both suffered setbacks.

Spartak moved to sign Aleksandr Samedov from Lokomotiv Moscow at the beginning of December, leading to speculation over Promes’ future.

But according to Alexey Safonov, an agent who represents a number of players in the Russian Premier League, the arrival of another winger will see Promes stay in Moscow.

Manchester United’s Memphis Depay is believed to be interested in joining Spartak in January, with the 22-year-old a close friend of Promes.

“Promes spoke to him about Spartak and told him everything,” Safonov said of Depay.

“It was certainly a complimentary assessment—for the city and for the club.

“The Dutch want to help Spartak to win the title, and Depay is ready to come to Moscow.”

Depay, who was close to joining Liverpool before opting to sign for United in 2015, plays with Promes for the Dutch national team, and could take up a role on the opposite flank at Spartak.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, November 29, 2016: Liverpool's Ben Woodburn in action against Leeds United during the Football League Cup Quarter-Final match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

This could come as a blow for the Reds, with Klopp attesting to a paucity of attacking options at his disposal without Coutinho, Sturridge and Ings.

Ben Woodburn has been the only attacker on Klopp’s substitutes’ bench in recent clashes, with the 17-year-old not yet ready for regular Premier League football.

Sheyi Ojo is making his comeback from a back injury with the Liverpool U23s, but even if the former MK Dons youngster steps up to the first team, Klopp then loses Sadio Mane in January.

Mane is due to join the Senegal squad for the Africa Cup of Nations, and could miss a host of key games for the Reds.

Klopp’s priority attacking target is believed to be Borussia Dortmund teenager Christian Pulisic, but the manager’s former club have repeatedly stressed he is not for sale.

Coutinho is hoping to return to action for New Year’s Eve’s home league clash with Manchester City, and it could be that Klopp now simply sticks with his current squad until the summer.

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