Manchester United have made an enquiry about the availability of Liverpool star Raheem Sterling, reports the Daily Mail.
The 20-year-old has put his Anfield future in doubt by delaying contract talks until the end of the season. This has alerted the Red Devils, along with Chelsea, Arsenal and local rivals Manchester City. However, United may be at a disadvantage because of the animosity between the Merseyside club and their Old Trafford counterparts.
No player has moved directly between the two sides since Phil Chisnall in 1964, and Sterling – already seemingly unpopular with his own club’s support – would be sure to get even harsher treatment from the Anfield faithful as a result. The most recent player to have played for both sides was Michael Owen, who is no longer a hero for the Reds despite his years of success there since moving to their rivals.
Luckily for supporters, Liverpool have rejected the enquiry from United. However, with so much interest from the Premier League’s richest sides, Sterling’s future is unlikely to be resolved anytime soon. With the transfer window not even open yet, this is a saga that could run and run.