Etihad Stadium side chase Merseyside based duo.
Manchester City have set their sights on two Merseyside talents as the Etihad Stadium side prepare to once again spend big despite UEFA’s FFP (Financial Fair Play) guidelines according to the Daily Mirror.
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City are resigned to losing James Milner and with it another of their ‘homegrown’ contingent, and as such it’s not a huge surprise that the big spending side are keen on bringing in fresh English talent.
Barkley is a player who could boost Man City’s midfield whilst Anfield starlet Sterling is stalling on signing a new Liverpool contract, leading to speculation over his future at Liverpool.
Brendan Rodgers would be loathed to lose Sterling but also does not want to be held to ransom with regards to the England international’s wage demands.
Should Liverpool fail to secure a top four finish then this could well hasten Sterling’s departure further.
One imagines that Everton’s hopes of holding onto midfielder Barkley could prove even trickier given the poor Premier League form shown by the Goodison Park side this term.