Liverpool have confirmed that they have rejected a £30 million bid from Manchester City for contract rebel Raheem Sterling, reports the Liverpool Echo.
The Citizens apparently offered £25 million up front with an extra £5 million in add ons. This was well below what the Reds rate the 20-year-old at, with the Anfield hierarchy wanting £50 million for the winger. This is despite him turning down a £100,000 a week contract at the club, and his agent Aidy Ward proclaiming that no offer will make him stay.
This is unlikely to be the last that anyone hears from the transfer saga, with the youngster also being linked to Manchester United, Arsenal, and Chelsea by the Daily Express. With so many sides attempting to sign the England international there is a small chance that they will bid each other up to the £50 million that Liverpool want for their player.
However, it is debatable whether it would be wise to spend so much on the player. Last season Sterling managed just eight goals and eight assists in 43 games for the Reds, failing to live up to his status as European Golden Boy. Despite this it seems that a cohort of sides are still interested in the forward who impressed when Liverpool came second in the Premier League in the 2013/14 season.