Manchester City have made a £30 million bid for Liverpool contract rebel Raheem Sterling, reports the Daily Mirror.
The offer was £25 million up front and then another £5 million in add ons. The Reds hierarchy are likely to ask for more than this for one of their prize assets. The 20-year-old still has two years left on his contract at Anfield, so they can afford to wait out the situation.
However, this could start a bidding war between the Citizens, Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea, and Real Madrid. After the England international turned down a £90,000 new deal to stay at the Merseyside club it is thought that Liverpool will want to get some money for their player while they still can.
Now, with the bidding opened the Reds could be in with a chance of getting a good price for the European Golden Boy winner with so much interest. If an auction starts for Sterling a team could end up overpaying massively for the forward.