Raheem Sterling is anxious to leave Liverpool this summer, but Manchester City are refusing to increase their bid of £40million to sign him.
The England star is regarded as one of the best young talents in world football, but he has an uncertain future as he looks to engineer a move from Anfield. He still has two years left on his contract but rejected a new deal worth at least £100,000-per-week, and he then angered the club by giving an unauthorised interview to the BBC in which he insisted he was no money-grabber.
It has since been revealed that his relationship with Brendan Rodgers, the head coach, has been damaged to such an extent it is deemed irreparable and the player has failed to turn up for training for the past two days citing illness. The Reds are set to fly out on their pre-season tour to south east Asia and Australia on Sunday, but Sterling has made it clear he doesn’t want to travel.
Liverpool rate the former Queens Park Rangers forward at £50million, yet according to the Guardian, City are refusing to increase their offer of £40million which was rejected earlier this summer. With other clubs also distancing themselves from this valuation, one of the most promising players in the country could well find himself in limbo when the new season begin next month.