Liverpool are ready to make a £45million bid for Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos, according to reports from Spain.

The Los Blancos star is a Reds target but the Anfield club were against making a bid for him due to Real Madrid's negotiation demands.

Spanish publication Marca reported that Real Madrid are insistent that a buyback clause is inserted in the deal to take Ceballos to Liverpool.

The La Liga giants reportedly believe that the Spain Under-21 international has the potential to one day lead their midfield, but currently his first team opportunities are limited.

A buyback clause enables Real Madrid to part company with the midfielder for a hefty fee - in the region of £45m - before re-signing him for a good price, should Ceballos develop.

Liverpool were against this idea as it offers them very little protection in terms of keeping hold of the player and earning good money for him in the future.

But Marca, via SportWitness, is now reporting that Liverpool have had a change of heart.

Jurgen Klopp is said to be such a fan of the Spaniard that he is willing to overlook the buyback clause and is ready to make a bid to sign Ceballos.

What's more, the buyback clause would be considerably higher than the £45million the Reds would pay to sign the 22-year-old in the first place.

Source: Daily Mirror

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