Per Sport, the Reds were handed a lifeline in their pursuit of Cheryshev on Sunday when Real manager Zinedine Zidane said: "It looks like Cheryshev will leave during the current transfer window. He need playing time—I wish him the best."
Like with many transfer stories—particularly on deadline day—there have been conflicting reports, though.
Sports reporter and broadcaster Rob Palmer expected Cheryshev to be heading to Anfield, while Spanish football expert Guillem Balague reported the Reds were not currently pursuing him anyway:
Rob Palmer @robbopalmer
Looking like Denis Cheryshev heading to PL with @LFC Pacy player of promise rather than distinction. https://t.co/uPe5KVxEfp2016-1-31 22:06:46
Guillem Balague @GuillemBalague
At this moment in time, Liverpool are NOT looking at him but he is looking for a way out even on loan https://t.co/E4TH4SVaBW2016-1-31 18:56:34
Meanwhile, Spanish outlet Estadio Deportivo (h/t Sport Witness) report the pair are locked in battle for his signature, though Sevilla are tipped to emerge on top:
Sport Witness @Sport_Witness
Sevilla are in a battle with Liverpool for Cheryshev, Spanish club are the favourites. [Estadio Dep]2016-2-1 08:44:29
The winger will almost certainly be on the move on Monday as he looks to secure a place in Russia's UEFA Euro 2016 squad and neither a move to Liverpool or Sevilla would be a surprise.
Cheryshev has spent a brief period on loan at the latter in the past, though, so it seems his most likely destination is a return to the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.
As for Teixeira, Ed Malyon of the Daily Mirror reports the Reds "are unwilling to raise their bid much further than £30 million," but in light of the Brazilian's desire to join the Merseyside outfit they're remaining in pursuit of his signature.
NBC 6's Stefan Fusaro is expecting talks to go down to the wire:
Stefano Fusaro @StefanoFusaro_1
A contact had told me the same thing. Negotiations expected between #LFC and Shakthar over Teixeira before deadline. https://t.co/66SbURWoQT2016-1-31 21:08:14
Stefano Fusaro @StefanoFusaro_1
@JboxJuan @Liddellpool can't speak to that but like I've said since my conversation w/ Teixera, I expect negotiations down until deadline.2016-1-31 21:21:31
However, Sky Sports News HQ are reporting that the Ukrainian club are proving stubborn in their negotiations, and that could prove too big an obstacle for the Reds to overcome before the deadline:
Sky Sports News HQ @SkySportsNewsHQ
We have an update on @LFC's pursuit of Teixeira, but is it good or bad news? Brought to you by @VodafoneUK #SSNHQ https://t.co/4uTinNeRIH2016-2-1 08:24:55
Indeed, Shakhtar chief executive Sergei Palkin last week told Ukrainian television show Football 1 (h/t the Daily Star):
Teixeira has a compensation charge in his contract—the price is €70 million (£53 million). Please, if someone wants him—let them come and declare themselves.
Liverpool stopped after an offer of €32 million (£24 million) and a €4 million (£3 million) bonus.
We obviously refused to accept it. This is the last number that was announced. Our position is that we do not want to sell Teixeira today.
We will sell him only at the end of the season. We need to have some good results in the Europa League and the Ukraine championship.
Teixeira, who has scored 26 goals in as many games this season, could well be an outstanding buy for Liverpool and give them some much-needed firepower.
However, with Shakhtar proving so obstinate, the Reds may well have to wait until the summer to get their man, and they may have to pay over the odds to get him.