Report: Manager gives green light for massive bid for £1 million per month Liverpool superstar
On Sunday, a report from Fichajes in Spain claimed that the Scouser is seen as a natural successor to Dani Carvajal.
The Spaniard is out of contract in June 2025 and so this summer is the last chance for president Florentino Perez to get a fee for the fullback after his ten-year spell at the club.
The report states: An offer of €80 million (£70m) "would keep the British player away from that contract renewal with Liverpool that seemed to be closed a few weeks ago."
In September, a report claimed that Liverpool are prepared to pay Trent Alexander-Arnold £1 million per month to sign a contract extension.
Ancelotti has personally given the green light for Real Madrid to sign Trent Alexander-Arnold
Carlo Ancelotti has personally given the "go-head" for the Real Madrid board to proceed with a bid to sign Alexander-Arnold in the summer.
He will "probably not" remain as the coach next season but wanted to give his blessing to the signing of the Liverpool fullback to further future-proof the Spanish club.
Madrid's offer of €80 million (£70m) seems quite low given how Trent has proven himself to be a world -class, if not generational, talent in his short career so far. With many years ahead of him, he seems to promise only more incredible performances.
The 25-year-old has just been made vice-captain and is currently in contract talks to extend his stay with the club into his late twenties.
There is little to no hard evidence to suggest the fullback is considering leaving his boyhood club.
Is the fact that its's Real Madrid a factor to consider?
The one aspect you can never ignore is that it's Real Madrid.
The La Liga outfit boasts the likes of Jude Bellingham, Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo but it's not so bad at Liverpool.
It's not as though Trent isn't already surrounded by top players himself with Jurgen Klopp's squad just a few finishing touches away from being quite something. As it is, the Reds are enjoying the 2023/24 season so far.
And at he's got the opportunity for something truly special at Anfield...
Real Madrid interest is unsurprising but Trent Alexander-Arnold is ours
But Trent will likely know that he can accomplish something truly special that few experience in the modern game if he stays at Liverpool.
Klopp's warning to Phillippe Coutinho in 2018 rings true in Alexander-Arnold's case as well.
Coutinho was on the verge of a £142 million move to Barcelona and Klopp told the Brazilian that if he stayed at Liverpool, he could become iconic. But if he left, he would lose the adoration of the supporters.
"Stay here and they will end up building a statue in your honour," the Liverpool manager foretold.
"Go somewhere else, to Barcelona, to Bayern Munich, to Real Madrid, and you will be just another player. Here you can be something more."
Trent, a Liverpool-born player of extraordinary abilities, has completed English football at the age of 25.
It already feels like the rest of his career is about legacy.
He still has to conquer English football (which has more to do with bizarre selection choices in the England NT) but if he stays at Liverpool, he could retire with a great trophy collection and the legacy of a one-club man like Steven Gerrard.