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Manchester City to table Raheem Sterling bid as Liverpool eye Benteke

Published 01/05/2015 | 07:54

Raheem Sterling and Benteke could be on the move
Raheem Sterling and Benteke could be on the move

Raheem Sterling and Christian Benteke look set to spark a 'Premier League transfer money-go-round' this summer, according to The Mirror.

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Apparently, Manchester City are planning a serious bid for £50 million-rated Liverpool forward Sterling, who is refusing to discuss a new deal to keep him at Anfield.

Selling Sterling would give Brendan Rodgers the financial firepower to move for Aston Villa striker Benteke, whose manager, Tim Sherwood, says will cost around £30m.

PSV Eindhoven and Holland forward Memphis Depay is also set to head for Anfield, with Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal - who had been linked with a player he managed at last summer's World Cup - now exploring other options.

Liverpool are also hopeful of completing a deal for Real Madrid midfielder Denis Cheryshev, according to The Daily Express.

Cheryshev is currently on loan at Villarreal, where he has scored seven goals in 32 appearances.

It is believed that the Reds have offered £18m for Cheryshev's signature, although Real are insisting on a fee of £22m.

And finally, Rodgers's hopes of signing City midfielder James Milner could be scuppered if they fail to secure a European spot, suggests The Sun.

The Reds apparently lead the chase for the England international, who City sources say will leave when his contract expires this summer rather than sign a new deal at the Etihad.

Arsenal and Roma are also interested but Milner wants to stay in the north. He is, though, also keen to have European action on the table.

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