Los Blancos value the full back at £11.5m.
Liverpool have now moved ahead of a number of big-name teams in the race to land coveted Real Madrid left-back Fabio Coentrao, according to reports in the Daily Mirror.
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The highly rated Portugal international has found himself in an unfamiliar position so far in this campaign of having to warm the substitutes’ bench at the Santiago Bernabeu, with new Los Blancos head coach Carlo Ancelotti instead preferring to go with Brazil international Marcelo instead in the role.
And as a result, Coentrao has now made up his mind to leave the Spanish capital come the end of this season in order to try out a new challenge in his career in an overseas league, with the likes of mega-rich Ligue 1 outfit AS Monaco, Premier League champions Manchester United, Manchester City, and Tottenham Hotspur all known to be keen on signing the Portuguese when the summer transfer window reopens again for business at the start of July.
However, it now appears as though it is the Merseyside giants who are winning the race for the full back after the club made contact with Coentrao’s agent Jorge Mendes last week to discuss a possible move for his client.