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Real Madrid To Launch Summer Bid For Liverpool Youngster Raheem Sterling

Bernabeu side target Anfield wonderkid.

Real Madrid are readying a somewhat insulting £26m bid for Liverpool youngster Raheem Sterling amid speculation that the attacker has turned down the latest contract offer made by his Anfield employers, according to the Daily Express.

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Sterling has become a key first team regular over the course of the past 18 months and Brendan Rodgers would be loathe to lose the England man.

The chances of losing the 20 year old may well increase if further efforts to tie down the forward to a new deal fail to succeed.

Chelsea are also said to be tracking Sterling, who was brought in to Liverpool from QPR back in 2010, though any sale to the Stamford Bridge side would prove hugely contentious.

Rodgers is however confident that Sterling’s contract talks will be completed in the near future.

“It is something the club are speaking with his representatives on and I would think that would be concluded very imminently,” Rodgers stated last week.

An offer of £26m for a player of Sterling’s potential and standing is one that would surely be given short shrift by Liverpool.

One would have to wonder as to quite how Ancelotti would seek to field Sterling in an attack that would also have to comprise Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez, unless of course the intention was to sell one of the aforementioned quartet.

No Liverpool player has started more Premier League fixtures than Sterling, and Rodgers has looked to convert the starlet from a winger into a central striking weapon – chiefly due to the poor form shown by summer signings Mario Balotelli and Rickie Lambert.

Sterling has scored seven goals and provided six assists in all competitions this season.

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