Real Madrid are reportedly ready to test Manchester City’s resolve over Raheem Sterling by offering £70million plus wantaway winger Gareth Bale. 

Sky Sports News have reported that the Spanish giants have made Sterling a priority signing and that club scouts will travel to watch him on upcoming England duty. 

Bale has sought an exit from the club but it remains unclear if City boss Pep Guardiola would be interested in the 30-year-old Welshman.   

Raheem Sterling is being targeted in a cash-plus-player move by Spanish giants Real Madrid

 A report on Monday reveals that Madrid will offer City £70m plus Welsh winger Gareth Bale

Bale has three years remaining on his deal at the club and presents a sizeable chunk of the club’s exorbitant wage bill.

Sterling is six years younger than the Welshman and is on an upward trajectory in his career having thrived since Guardiola took over at the Etihad Stadium. 

Despite signing Eden Hazard from Chelsea for £130m in the summer, Zinedine Zidane is continuing to seek another star to lift his attack to former glories. 

Sterling is said to be being watched and scouted once more on international duty 

Zinedine Zidane is determined to overhaul his squad with young players in his second spell

Gareth Southgate’s side take on Montenegro at home on November 14 before a trip to Kosovo three days after that.

It is then expected that a proposal for a transfer will be put to City by Real Madrid chiefs.   

Sterling’s current deal in Manchester expires in the summer of 2023 and news of Real Madrid’s desire to push on for a deal could see him handed fresh terms to commit his future to City. 

The Englishman has never ruled out the possibility of a move abroad in future, providing Madrid bosses with hope he could be enticed to Spain. 

Speaking in the British GQ August issue, Sterling said: ‘Looking at it now it’s like, Manchester, I love it. I love it here. This is one of the best clubs in the world and I’m here for the long haul.

‘But you just don’t know what happens in the future. I’m still young and, like I say, I am loving every minute.

‘Ever since I was a kid, 100 per cent it’s always been a dream of mine to play abroad somewhere. It would be nice one day to finish training and go home and sit in your garden and eat some dinner.’

Sterling has opened up on how he could picture himself playing abroad during his career

Real Madrid ‘to offer £70m AND Gareth Bale’ in bid to sign Raheem Sterling from Manchester City 

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