Liverpool ‘have £51million bid REJECTED for Real Madrid star as club demand £85m’ after splurging on Jude Bellingham transfer

Liverpool have reportedly had a £51million bid rejected for Real Madrid star Federico Valverde.

And they will have to spend over £30m more to get him.

Reds manager Jurgen Klopp is keen on the Uruguayun midfielder as he attempts to change up his midfield after a disappointing seaosn.

Liverpool have already completed the £35m signing of Alexis Mac Allister from Brighton.

But Klopp is not done there and Spanish outlet El Nacional claim the Reds have already made their move for Valverde, 24.

However, the say that Real Madrid president Florentino Perez will not accept anything less than £85m for one of their key players this season.

Valverde has proven himself a valuable asset to Real Madrid after multiple successful seasons, scoring seven goals and notching four assists this year.

He has been with Madrid for almost five years, and signed a new contract in 2021 , holding him until 2027 with a massive £856m release clause.

At the time of signing he was also given a pay raise and now with an integral position in the team, Madrid are reluctant to let him go whilst improving their own midfield.

Although Liverpool’s bid reportedly included add-ons that would increased the fee, Madrid remain reluctant to budge.

That is despite the Spanish giants spending £115m on Jude Bellingham from Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday, a record fee for a British player.

Reports claim Klopp has tried to sell Valverde the dream of playing in the Premier League as he did with Mac Allister, who admitted he was sold on Klopp’s vision.

Bellingham who will be signed for six future seasons, according to Real Madrid’s announcement about the deal.

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