Liverpool's managing director, Ian Ayre, has declared that Raheem Sterling is going nowhere, despite the player rejecting a new deal which was believed to be worth around £100,000 a week, according to The Independent.
Sterling has been in the headlines in recent weeks for both good and bad reasons. He was pictured smoking from a shisha pipe earlier in the month and, just this week, the 20-year-old was appeared to be on video inhaling ‘laughing gas’.
However the Red’s top goal-scorer also netted the opener against Newcastle United on Monday night, which brought his scoring tally to 13 in all competitions so far this year.
Sterling has asked to delay contract talks until the end of the season, which is something Ayre has no problem with as the young forward still has two years remaining on his current contract.
“Raheem's agent has asked that we park all discussions regards his future until the summer. We respect that,” said Ayre.
“Raheem is a Liverpool player and has over two years left on his contract. We expect Raheem Sterling to be here for a long time.”
The England international has been on the radar of Premier League clubs such as Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City, however Liverpool have been reported to have set an asking price of £50 million.
But, with the situation yet to straighten itself out, the Reds may be forced to cash in for a lower sum if Sterling decides to not sign a new contract at the Merseyside club.
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