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Reading is reportedly interested in Real Madrid's young Russian winger Denis Cheryshev, who could be available on loan and is aware of the Premier League side's interest, according to Reading chairman Anton Zingarevich.

The 21-year-old, who currently plays for the Spanish champions' second side Castilla, impressed in preseason for the senior team and has caught the eye of many sides in Europe. Zingarevich has spoken out about his club's interest in the young Russian talent and says that the player knows about it.

"Our scouts watched Cheryshev for Castilla against Barcelona B. Denis played 20 minutes," Zingarevich said. "I'm not guaranteeing that he will go to Reading, but it's possible. And Denis knows about it."

The Spanish giants have said that they are not looking to sell the winger, who has had a lot of interest from Spartak Moscow and three other Russian clubs. The English side is likely, however, to request a loan deal if the player's performances continue to be impressive for the Spanish second division side.

Zingarevich also revealed that the club had two Russian players on trial, 17-year-old Sergey Kundik and Nikita Khaykin, who came through Chelsea's youth system, but that neither could acquire a work permit.

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