Real have been tracking the contract situation of Liverpool wonderkid Raheem Sterling.
La Liga giants and reigning European champions Real Madrid are considering a shake-up in the constitution of their exciting attacking line up, with the Daily Star reporting that Real are willing to sell former Tottenham Hotspur star and Wales international Gareth Bale to allow them to fund an audacious move for Liverpool teenager Raheem Sterling.
Despite Bale’s fine La Liga form since he made the world record move to the Bernabeu over a year ago, he has been consistently linked with a return to the Premier League during the course of this season, with both Manchester United and Chelsea mentioned as likely suitors by the article.
Real would be likely to look for a profit on Bale if they did sell him back to the Premier League, potentially representing a real stumbling block to any deal, but if Bale was sold it is suggested that they would use the money to target Sterling, who is reported to have turned down a new contract at Anfield.
The precocious teenager and England international has been one of the Premier League’s best players over the last 18 months and is rated as one of the world’s most exciting young footballers – he is, however, stalling on a new contract at Anfield, potentially due to both financial factors and the Reds’ dismal form so far this season.