Old Trafford side look to continue youthful transfer policy by nabbing Anfield teenager.
Manchester United are considering an astonishing swoop to steal Liverpool contract rebel Raheem Sterling from their greatest rivals, writes the Sunday People.
People Sport understands Sir Alex Ferguson is monitoring Sterling, 18 next Saturday, who could be a long-term replacement for unsettled Nani.
Direct transfer activity between the two clubs has been non-existent for decades but Sterling has so far stalled on agreeing his first major contract, alerting United, Manchester City, Arsenal and Chelsea.
It is United’s interest which could appeal to the England winger and his advisors. Ferguson has a good record of developing youngsters into world stars and is building a team around England players such as Tom Cleverley, Danny Welbeck, Chris Smalling and Phil Jones.
Adding Sterling to that group has massive appeal for Ferguson although he knows negotiating with Liverpool would be a major obstacle.
SOURCE: Sunday People
Currently Raheem Sterling is held in high regard by the Anfield faithful. They have been impressed by his mature displays and are more than aware of the England international’s potential but it’s safe to say that if the teenager made the controversial move from Liverpool to hated rivals Man United then it would probably be unsafe for the former QPR youth team player to step foot back into Merseyside.
Whilst it’s true that Sir Alex Ferguson has set his sights on youthful talent to help build for the future would he really think he could pull off such a contentious swoop?
Rodgers has shown great faith in the 17 year old, offering him a sustained run in the first team and Sterling has rewarded the Northern Irishman with a consistent level of form that has led to an England call-up.
Sterling did reveal on his Twitter account that he would sign a new Liverpool deal when he turned 18 but then, for whatever reason, deleted the tweet.
This merely led to more speculation about the starlet’s future and any move to allay such fears will be gratefully received by a Liverpool fanbase who have been mightily impressed by his early displays for the club.
Raheem Sterling has proved an unqualified success since being handed a first team run, starting 14 of the club’s 15 Premier League fixtures thus far this season.
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