Raheem Sterling could buy out the final year of his Liverpool contract in order to force a cut price move to Chelsea or Manchester City, reports the Daily Mail.
Under Premier League regulations the 20-year-old has the ability to buy out the last year of his contract, which could cost the youngster £1.7 million. However, doing this could also lower his transfer fee to around £25 million, and force the Reds to sell him this coming summer.
Manchester City and Chelsea are both apparently interested in the winger, and with Financial Fair Play biting this could further entice them to make a bid. If they were to sign the England international they could even help him recoup the £1.7 million from buying out his deal with a signing on fee and inflated wages.
This will add to manager Brendan Rodgers’ woes, with the Northern Irishman having recently seen his side knocked out of the FA Cup semi-finals and dropping behind in the race for the Premier League top four.