Liverpool set to have £16m bid for Real Madrid midfielder accepted

Liverpool are set to have their £16million bid for Real Madrid ace Asier Illarramendi accepted, according to reports from the Express.

Illarramendi has been recently linked with a move away from the Santiago Bernabeu after a season in which he has struggled for a regular first-team role, usually being used a substitute by manager Carlo Ancelotti.

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But despite the Italian boss being replaced by Rafa Benitez, it still looks likely that the Spain international will leave this summer.

The Reds made an initial offer of £11million a few weeks earlier, but have now upped their bid to £16million in hopes of convincing the La Liga giants to let go of the midfielder.

Kop chief Brendan Rodgers is keen on finding a midfielder to fill the void left by Steven Gerrard’s departure to LA Galaxy, and Illarramendi has been targeted as the perfect candidate.

The 25-year-old only started ten league games out of his 30 appearances, scoring no goals.