Real Madrid set to make their £45m move for Raheem Sterling

La Liga giants Real Madrid are believed to be weighing up their move for Liverpool star Raheem Sterling and will open talks about a £45m transfer over the next fortnight, according to reports in The Sun.

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A friendly between legends of the two sides is scheduled to take part in Spain on June 14, and Anfield chiefs will travel down to attend. Madrid bigwig Jose Angel Sanchez will then try to meet with Liverpool chief executive Ian Ayre in hopes of coming to an agreement over a deal for the winger.

With Sterling having already rejected a new offer of £100,000-per-week, his agent, Aidy Ward, has already intimated that he would not be staying, even if he were offered £900k-a-week.

And though he still has two-years remaining on his current deal, fresh contract talks have been put on hold as the Reds consider cashing in on his signature.

Madrid are set to announce Rafa Benitez as their new manager this week, and the former Anfield boss is believed to be keen on prizing him away from Merseyside.

“A deal for Sterling is possible,” an unnamed source at the Bernabeu said.

“He is definitely on the agenda and a deal could happen very soon if Liverpool want to do business.”

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