Liverpool have named their price for 21-year-old striker Taiwo Awoniyi, after fielding an enquiry over a deal for the Nigerian—who is unable to play for the club.
One of those is Awoniyi, who moved to Liverpool from the Imperial Soccer Academy for £400,000 in 2015, but has not made his debut due to work permit issues.
Instead, the youngster has spent his entire time on the Reds’ books out on loan, at FSV Frankfurt, NEC Nijmegen, KAA Gent and two spells with Royal Excel Mouscron.
Another loan this summer is possible, but there is mounting interest in a permanent deal for Awoniyi, who was left out of Nigeria’s squad for the Africa Cup of Nations.
According to the Times‘ Paul Joyce, CSKA Moscow have enquired as to the striker’s availability, and have been quoted £15 million for a potential deal.
This would be a significant profit on the fee paid to sign Awoniyi four years ago, and with little hope of a future role under Jurgen Klopp it may be a worthwhile move.
Liverpool are claimed to be open to another loan, too, but Schalke were also reported to be weighing up a bid back in March.
Mainz, Metz, Nice, Toulouse, Club Brugge and Hertha Berlin have been touted as other possible destinations.
Elsewhere on Sunday, the Reds have been linked with a move for CSKA striker Fedor Chalov, though it remains to be seen how credible this is.