Raheem Sterling
Raheem Sterling Reuters

Real Madrid are reported to be closely monitoring Liverpool prodigy Raheem Sterling and could be considering a move for the England newcomer next summer.

After a sensational run of form for the Reds during the latter part of the season, the 19-year-old star has struck a positive note for England during a disappointing World Cup campaign with starting roles against Italy and Uruguay.

The Liverpool midfielder, who also had to fight to overcome a bad reputation off the pitch has, according to The Mirror, caught the eye of Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti.

After winning both the Champions League and Copa Del Rey last season, reports claim the former Chelsea boss is not looking to make many additions for Los Blancos this summer but will keep an eye on Sterling over the next season.

Ancelotti sees Sterling as a long-term potential replacement for Argentina international Angel Di Maria, whose future at the Santiago Bernabeu is uncertain, but could consider an earlier move for the Liverpool starlet this summer.

Liverpool, however, are unlikely to enter any negotiations on Sterling's furture just yet.

After finishing last season second in the Premier League, Reds manager Brendan Rodgers now aims to land a trophy and is confident in keeping Sterling -- as well as talisman Luis Suarez -- in his ranks as he looks to make more top signing.

The Reds have already signed Rickie Lambert and Emre Can and Rodgers recently admitted he is still in the market for new stars.

"We want to bring in players who are hungry. They must have the ambition to want to come in and succeed here. We need players who there can be no doubts about their quality.

"We're in a position now where we're going straight into the group stage of the Champions League and we're going into the Premier League next season with an expectation and a belief that we can win the league."