According to reports from Manchester Evening News yesterday afternoon, a Manchester City bid for Liverpool star Raheem Sterling could be ‘imminent’.
The Etihad outfit lost England international James Milner to the Reds last week, whilst Micah Richards’ contract is up and the end of the season and Frank Lampard is returning to New York City FC in the MLS, meaning they’ll have to sign home-grown talent this summer or else face being allocated a squad of just twenty for next season’s Champions League tournament.
Meanwhile, Sterling’s future on Merseyside is hanging delicately in the balance. He rejected a contract extension worth £100k per-week earlier this season, whilst renegade agent Aidy Ward recently claimed the 2014 Golden Boy winner wouldn’t sign for nine times that amount, as This Is Futbol revealed last month.
That’s attracted interest from Arsenal, Manchester United and Real Madrid, as This Is Futbol revealed last month, despite Liverpool valuing the England prodigy at a whopping £50million.
But according to reports from MEN, the Citizens have already informed Liverpool they plan to launch a bid in the coming weeks – which could now be hastened by James Milner’s departure.