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Liverpool hope starlet will commit his future to Anfield.
Arsenal have now joined Chelsea and Manchester City in sniffing around the Anfield starlet who made his full England debut last month aged just 17
Brendan Rodgers is trying to push through a quick solution to Raheem Sterling’s contract saga – as Liverpool fear they could lose him otherwise.
Arsenal are the latest club to check on the teenage star, which has only increased the pressure on the Reds to resolve the issue.
In November, Liverpool had yet to make 18-year-old Sterling a formal offer, and Rodgers is anxious to get a deal done – even before New Year – to fend off strong interest.
Manchester City and Chelsea are also keen on the youngster, who made his full England debut last month.
Liverpool have now stepped up their efforts and are engaged in extensive negotiations with Sterling’s representatives.
Liverpool are hoping that Raheem Sterling commits his future to Anfield as Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City are lurking.
The teenage winger only turned 18 this month, but his fine play already for Liverpool’s first team this season – having already become a first team regular – has been impressive enough to warrant a place in Roy Hodgson’s England squad.
Sterling’s incredible rise has been the subject of plenty of attention.
Many young players have broken through at similar ages to the Liverpool star, but very few have appeared to have made the same breakthrough as the Anfield star, and to be a regular so young is mightily impressive.
The teenager has another big decision to make on his future. Sterling is yet to decide which national side he will commit to – England or Jamaica – despite shining in his sole appearance for England in their recent friendly against Sweden.
The proof that Sterling can shine at the highest level appears clear to Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal, and Sterling will realise that he is in the position of power.
Still, at this early point in Sterling’s career, he will be well aware that first team football is vital, and that only seems guaranteed at either Liverpool or Arsenal.
Both clubs seem equally likely to help him develop to be a top player, so it is now down to Raheem Sterling to make a decision.
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