Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling is set to put his Merseyside house on the market as he goes about leaving the club behind this summer.
This has been reported by the Daily Mail, who claim that the England international, who has already rejected a new long term deal with the Anfield outfit, is now looking for a London property, with the duo of Chelsea and Arsenal seemingly interested in his signature.
Sterling, of course, is regarded as one of the most exciting young forwards in world football, so it's not entirely surprising that the likes of Chelsea and Co. are interested in taking him from Liverpool in the upcoming transfer window.
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It certainly appears that, after this latest development, the Reds' hierarchy have it all to do in order to persuade the talented ace to remain at Anfield for the foreseeable future, but the same report has revealed that the player still hasn't decided whether he's going to rent or sell his Southport house.
Ultimately, though, Liverpool chiefs have it all to do as they attempt to negotiate a new five year deal with the player, with the Mail suggesting that the second round of negotiations will commence in the near future.
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If Sterling moves to the capital, then it appears that a move to either of Chelsea or Arsenal will take place, however the same report claims that their Premier League rivals Manchester City are also interested in the player.
In fact, they claim that the Citizens will put forward a bid for Sterling, who is their No.1 transfer target, as soon as the transfer window opens.
One thing's for sure, it looks set to be an interesting summer for both Sterling and Liverpool as both player and club go in search of long term success.
It's a big decision
Ultimately, the wide-man is clearly contemplating leaving Liverpool behind. In truth, you can hardly blame him as it has been a struggle under Brendan Rodgers and Co. this summer, but he has plenty of years ahead of him to make a big move if the Reds fail to kick on over the coming years.
Perhaps he should look to remain at the club for at least a couple of years as he continues his improvement in the game.
For the trio of Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester City, though, they are certainly right to target the youngster, especially as he's seemingly had his head turned. At the end of the day, if he moved to any of the clubs, he would improve them, so they may as well continue their pursuit. It's up to Liverpool to make sure that he remains at Anfield.
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