Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho has once again set his transfer sights on Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard, according to the Mirror.
Gerrard has pledged his short term future to the club and is likely to stay until the end of the season but beyond that is all speculation.
The 29-year-old’s Liverpool contract is due to run out in 2013, giving him just one year after this season to make an impact at Anfield.
Gerrard has never won a league title in his illustrious career and, despite being on a contract worth £120,000 per week, he still values trophies above money.
He is a lifelong Liverpool fan, something that might influence his decision but Mourinho will make it clear he will be an integral part of the Madrid title challenge next season.
And sources inside Anfield claim Gerrard is becoming increasingly frustrated at Liverpool’s crisis-period, similarly to Fernando Torres, who could also be off when his contract runs out.
Real Madrid have also been linked to Manchester United pair Javier Hernandez and Nemanja Vidic as ‘The Special One’ draws up a list of Barclays Premier League targets.