Real Madrid ready to launch £45m bid for unsettled Liverpool striker Raheem Sterling
After agent Aidy Ward made his client's intentions clear last month by saying he would not play for Liverpool again even if they offered him £900,000-a-week, the world and his wife are expecting Raheem Sterling to leave Liverpool during the sumer transfer window.
While being linked with a move to Manchester United will have rankled Liverpool supporters, the latest rumour suggesting a move further afield will prove more popular.
Sterling, according to The Sun, will open talks with Real Madrid over a £45 million move when the Merseysiders travel to Spain for a friendly between Real and Liverpool legends on June 14.
José Ángel Sánchez, the real director general, is due to meet Liverpool officials ahaed of the match where he will hope to secure the England international.
Meanwhile, Liverpool are ready to go head-to-head with Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur for Dynamo Kiev forward Andriy Yarmolenko, according to the Daily Mail.
The Ukranian has admited that he wants to laeve Dynamo, saying it is "the perfect time to change clubs".
The 27-year-old is expected to command a fee of around £20 million.