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Liverpool to offer Raheem Sterling £100k a week to fight off Real Madrid interest


According to the Sunday Mirror Liverpool want to give Raheem Sterling a new £100,000-a-week contract that includes a £60million buy-out clause.

The deal is expected to be tied up within the next few weeks, with the Reds wanting a hefty trigger fee to make it clear to Europe’s top clubs they will need deep pockets if they hope to lure away the England inter­national.

Real Madrid have been linked with the 19-year-old and Liverpool are determined to protect themselves should a bid come in for one of their prize assets.

Kop chiefs ended up in a tricky situation over Luis Suarez when Arsenal heard the Uruguay striker had a £40m clause in his contract – so offered one pound more.

As a result Suarez eventually signed a fresh deal at Anfield – with an increased release payment of £75m – and then joined Barcelona last summer.

Sterling’s repre­sen­ta­tives have been in regular discussions with the club’s hierarchy over the winger’s future.

He still has three years left on his current deal but Liverpool aim to have a five-year agreement signed and sealed this month.

Real had been monitoring Sterling and were aware his £30,000-a-week wages do not match his burgeoning reputation.


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