Real Madrid are set to make a huge move to sign Liverpool starlet Raheem Sterling, and are willing to offer the Anfield club £35 million to push through a deal, according to the Daily Mirror.
As part of any deal to sign Sterling, the Champions League winners would offer to nearly double the salary that Liverpool have offered the young England international as part of their negotiations over a new deal.
This contrasts heavily with reports yesterday, which suggested Sterling was on the cusp of agreeing a new contract with the Anfield club.
Real, whose winning streak ended against Valencia at the weekend, are willing to pay Sterling a staggering £120,000 a week to join them.
This offer is a significant increase on the £70,000 a week that Sterling’s representatives have already rejected from Liverpool.
The Madrid side believe that while no deal will be achieved in January, they can sign him in the summer.