Tuesday 24 October 2017

Liverpool reject £30m bid from Manchester City for Raheem Sterling - reports

Raheem Sterling has yet to decide where his future lies
Raheem Sterling has yet to decide where his future lies

Liverpool have rejected a £30m bid from Premier League runners-up Manchester City for unsettled winger Raheem Sterling, according to reports.

The Times in London are reporting that City made a bid of a guaranteed £25m, plus £5m in potential future payments, for the winger earlier this week but it was turned down.

Liverpool have placed a valuation of £50m on the Jamaican-born player and will not sell him for any less despite the fact that he has two years left to run on his current contract.

Losing Sterling would represent another blow to the Reds, who sold Luis Suarez last summer and will be without talisman Steven Gerrard next season.

Liverpool finished eight points adrift of the top four and it is believed Sterling is eager to join a club in the Champions League, with Manchester City, Manchester United and Arsenal all linked with the 20-year-old.

Sterling was jeered by some fans during England's goalless draw with the Republic of Ireland on Sunday, less then a month after he was booed by Liverpool fans as he collected the club's Young Player of the Year award.

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