Liverpool fans in Football Transfer Tavern are handed frightening news by the Daily Star who claim Real Madrid are back in pursuit amid reports suggesting that talks have stalled with Raheem Sterling over a new contract.
Carlo Ancelotti and the board at Real Madrid are plotting an astonishing bid to bring Sterling to the Bernabeu.
It is reported that the English international sensation was expecting a pay rise of over £100,000-a-week but has instead been offered a salary of £70,000-a-week.
It is expected that Sterling will reject the contract that his been offered by the Reds, leaving him open to other bids.
Apparently Ancelotti has already began talks between the two clubs over his potential availability but Brendan Rodgers will be desperate to keep hold of him as his job is also on the line.
With Liverpool crashing out of the Champions League on Tuesday evening, it is also looking unlikely that they are going to finish in the top four this season.
And with this in mind, the 19-year-old may consider switching to the Spanish giants so he’ll be guaranteed Champions League football for years to come.
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