Stamford Bridge and Bernabeu behemoths target Anfield ace.
Chelsea and Real Madrid are reportedly hot favourites to sign Liverpool youngster Raheem Sterling as he continues to hold off on signing a new contract according to the Daily Star.
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The 20 year old has been in ongoing talks with his Anfield employers over a new long term contract but despite a £100k a week deal being on the table, no deal has been signed.
Sterling has arguably been Liverpool’s most consistent performer this term, netting ten goals and providing eight assists in all competitions, but if Brendan Rodgers’ side fail to secure a top four finish then the Merseyside outfit can expect bids for the England man.
Rodgers has publicly spoken of the club’s unwillingness to offer ‘over the odds’ in contract talks, stating;
“We are certainly not a club who are going to give out way, way above what a player is worth at a certain time in a career.
“It is not a case of giving any player what they want.”
Liverpool brought in Sterling from QPR in 2010 and a return to West London appears a possibility though one imagines that if the club were to sell then they’d prefer to do so to a side on the continent.
Sterling’s side are handily placed to secure a Champions League berth, sitting in fifth spot, having gone a dozen Premier League games unbeaten.