Real Madrid are preparing a £20 million offer for Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard.

The Times says Real are ready to slap in a bid of £20 million for Gerrard now that England's World Cup campaign is over.

Real star Kaka has already urged Gerrard to join him in Madrid, while new coach Jose Mourinho is also a confirmed admirer.

Indeed, the former Chelsea boss Mourinho, having overseen the capture of Benfica winger Angel di Maria, has asked president Florentino Perez to make Gerrard's signing now a priority.

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