Marca have Liverpool fans are looking up with smiles on their faces here in the Football Transfer Tavern as they seem to think that the Reds are set to make an increased offer for midfielder Asier Illarramendi.
Real Madrid are keen to get rid of the player, who they have deemed as surplus to requirements, and as one of our punters notes over a beer and burger by the bar, we think that they need to reinvest any money they get from a potential sale of Raheem Sterling wisely, and that would certainly be the case if they landed the midfielder, who we think is a top quality player.
Liverpool have initially been looking at a deal worth around £16 million for the player, but would up this offer if it would convince Real to sell and we think that will be on the cards.
Liverpool fans. Is this the kind of midfielder you want to bring into the club? Let us know your thoughts below.