Liverpool preparing £45m offer for Real Madrid midfielder

Liverpool are reportedly preparing to make a £45m offer for Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos.

Ceballos is widely expected to leave the Bernabeu in this summer’s transfer window as he is not reportedly in the plans of Los Blancos boss Zinedine Zidane.

Tottenham Hotspur have been strongly linked with a move for the midfielder, with one report claiming that the London club had won the race for his signature.

However, according to Marca, Ceballos’s future has not yet been decided and Liverpool are readying a £45m bid in an attempt to bring the 22-year-old to Anfield in this summer’s transfer window.

Ceballos, who starred for Spain’s Under-21 side at the recent Under-21 European Championships, scored three times in 34 appearances for Madrid during the 2018-19 campaign.

The playmaker has a contract in the Spanish capital until the summer of 2023