Etihad Stadium side make opening offer for Anfield ace.
Man City are pushing hard to land Liverpool youngster Raheem Sterling with the Sunday Mirror claiming that the Etihad Stadium side are lining up a £55m bid for the England international.
The 20 year old Anfield star has resisted offers of a new contract from his current employers and this has heightened speculation of a possible summer exit and Man City’s salary offer works out at double that which he has been offered.
Liverpool were prepared to hand the speedy attacker a £100k a week deal but Man City’s salary offer would work out double that and this may well prove too tempting for Sterling to ignore.
Man City boss Manuel Pellegrini is targeting homegrown talents as they seek to adhere to UEFA regulations and a move for Sterling would certainly be a statement of intent.
Liverpool’s chances of a top four finish are slim and this too will put pressure on their chances of keeping hold of Sterling, who moved to the club from QPR in 2010.
Sterling has been in good form this term, racking up 11 goals in all competitions, making him the club’s top-scorer this season.