Real prepare £15 million bid for Liverpool midfielder

Real Madrid are preparing a £15 million bid for Liverpool winger Ryan Babel. The Dutch international has found first team chances limited this season as Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez continues to opt for Albert Riera on the left of the Reds midfield.

Real manager Bernd Schuster is desperate to add to his attacking options once the January transfer window opens with Ruud Van Nistelrooy currently out with a long-term knee injury. Babel, 19, is now seen as a possible acquisition with Real ready to offer him first team football in a bid to lure him away from Anfield.

Babel has been at Liverpool for over a year now since joining from Dutch giants Ajax for a fee of £11.5 million. He has since gone on to make over 50 appearances for the Merseyside club, scoring 11 goals in the process. With Benitez not currently picking Babel in his starting eleven, the Spaniard could well be tempted to accept the £15 million on the table from Real.

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Source : Premiership Latest