Zinedine Zidane has admitted that Real Madrid are keeping an eye on Raheem Sterling’s situation at Liverpool.
The England international’s future is up in the air, after he refused to sign a new £100,000-per-week deal with the Anfield club.
Sterling has been linked with a move away and a number of clubs in England and abroad are keen on the 20-year-old.
“We know who Raheem Sterling is, and of course we are monitoring him as a player,” Zidane, who is currently in charge of Real Madrid Castilla side, told the Daily Mail.
“There are very few players in the world who can improve the Real Madrid squad, so it is going to make sense we monitor the progress of the best young players in the world. We monitored Bale for over a year, the same with Isco and also Varane.
“We monitor many of the best young players in Europe, then if we feel they have something to offer Real Madrid we will contact their club and try and make the next step.”