Liverpool transfers: Guillem Balague delivers Asier Illarramendi update

Real Madrid haven't received any offers for Liverpool target Asier Illarramendi, according to Guillem Balague

Real Madrid have not received any offers for Liverpool target Asier Illarramendi, according to Guillem Balague.

The Reds have been linked with a move for the 25-year-old midfielder throughout the summer transfer window.

Another Liverpool target, Matteo Kovacic, is reportedly close to completing a £25m switch to the 10-time European champions.

The Croatia international’s imminent arrival would appear to push Illarramendi further down the pecking order.

But La Liga expert Balague revealed on Twitter that Madrid haven’t received any offers despite reported interest from the Premier League.

Illarramendi has 59 La Liga appearances for Madrid over the past two seasons following his move from Real Sociedad in 2013.

The Spain international was part of Madrid’s squad that won the Champions League thanks to an extra-time win against Atletico Madrid in 2014.

More: Three reasons why Illarramendi would be good Liverpool signing

Illarramendi has earned favourable comparisons to Liverpool legend Xabi Alonso, who also started his career at Sociedad.

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