Manchester City are going to make an improved £40 million bid for Liverpool contract rebel Raheem Sterling in the next 48 hours, reports the Daily Mirror.
This news comes just a day after the Reds rejected a £30 million from the Citizens, which was also reported by the Daily Mirror. Being turned down doesn’t seem to have put off the Citizens, and if anything it looks like they have been spurred on to make further offers to the Merseyside club.
However, even this significant increase in money may not be enough to be accepted by the Anfield outfit. Manager Brendan Rodgers and co. are meant to be waiting it out for an offer of around £50 million, which the Sky Blues aren’t willing to stretch to. Even so they still have hope of bringing the 20-year-old to the Etihad.
Premier League rivals Arsenal, Chelsea, and Manchester United have all also been linked to the England international by the Daily Star. As such it is unlikely that this transfer saga will be over any time soon. Whether any are willing to match the £50 million that Liverpool apparently want is a different matter though.