Liverpool invited to sign £15m Champions League-winning playmaker

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Liverpool look the favourites to sign Real Madrid midfielder Asier Illarramendi this summer as the Spanish international tries to engineer an exit from the club.

Having been signed for big money from Real Sociedad just last season, Illarramendi has found first-team opportunities hard to come by at the Bernabeu and now wants to move on.

His old club are keen to re-sign him, though it looks like they might struggle to afford him, putting long-time admirers Liverpool in pole position to win the race for his signature, according to

The Reds need a new midfielder after losing Steven Gerrard at the end of this season, and £15m looks a decent fee to pay for a classy and creative player in the middle of the park.

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