A Liverpool club source has revealed that a “massive offer” for contract-rebel Raheem Sterling would tempt the club into selling the winger, but they are adamant that no price – no matter how big – would be accepted from Manchester United or Arsenal.
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Sterling’s refusal to sign a new deal has put his future at Anfield under intense speculation this season, and his recent controversial interview with BBC Sport, described as a “disgrace” by Reds legend Jamie Carragher, suggests that he may well be leaving the club in the summer.
The England international’s interview has done his reputation no favours – as the forward has simply come across as another ego-driven, and ill-advised, young footballer in the modern game.
Boss Brendan Rodgers has admitted that failure to secure Champions League football for the following campaign would make it difficult for the club to keep the 20-year-old.
A club source revealed that they are open to selling the youngster, but certainly not to Louis van Gaal or Arsene Wenger – regardless of what price they offer.
“We want to keep Raheem and only a massive offer would make them think about selling — and it would not be to United or Arsenal,” as quoted by HITC Sport.