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QPR poised for €15m windfall should Raheem Sterling make Liverpool exit

Published 19/05/2015 | 16:13

Raheem Sterling will not resolve his future until the summer
Raheem Sterling will not resolve his future until the summer

Relegated Queens Park Rangers stand to pocket in the region of €15m if Raheem Sterling departs from Liverpool this summer.

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The 20-year-old continues to be linked with a move away from Anfield with two years remaining on his current deal.

His agent has tried to down play showdown talks with the club this week after reports he wants out to this summer have "been blown somewhat out of proportion".

Valued at €70m by the club, he has been linked with Manchester City, as well as Bayern Munich and Real Madrid.

Sterling joined the Reds in 2010 from QPR and part of the deal was a sell-on clause, which could be a significant boost for the London club.

Part of the deal stated that the Rs would be entitled to 20pc of any transfer should the player be sold to an English club. It will be more lucrative should the attacker move abroad, with the club to receive a quarter of any fee.

Aidy Ward, the 20-year-old's long-time representative, said he and the player were always scheduled to meet Reds officials this week and insists they will move forward from there.

"The story has been blown somewhat out of proportion," he said in a statement to talkSPORT.

"Raheem and his representatives have a meeting scheduled with Liverpool later this week, and we will take proceedings from there."

Sterling has two years left on his current deal but rejected a reported £100,000-a-week offer earlier this year and negotiations were put on hold until the end of the season.

The reports have generally been viewed as another public relations disaster by Sterling's camp, after a pre-arranged television interview in April in which the youngster claimed he was not a "money-grabber".

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