News has broken tonight that Liverpool have rejected an offer for England winger Raheem Sterling, who has made clear his desire to leave Anfield this summer.
Manchester City were the club who submitted the bid, which is believed to be £25m up front with an additional £5m in add-ons, this was confirmed by The Times reporter Oliver Kay on twitter:
Breaking: Liverpool reject Manchester City's £30m offer (£25m basic, £5m add-ons) for Raheem Sterling. http://t.co/IZjMisl89Q #LFC #MCFC
— Oliver Kay (@OliverKayTimes) June 11, 2015
Are Liverpool holding out for more?
Sterling looks destined to leave Liverpool sooner rather than later, and it was reported that Manchester United had lodged their interest in the player, but now it is clear that Manchester City wish to take him to the Etihad Stadium, as they look to increase the number of home-grown players in their squad following the departure of James Milner to Liverpool.
Watch this space for more developments on this one. Will City end their interest now, or will they play ball and negotiate a higher fee for Sterling?