Raheem Sterling tells Liverpool he wants to leave

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Raheem Sterling is ready to tell Brendan Rodgers that he wants to leave Liverpool this summer, reports Goal.

The 20-year-old has been at odds with Liverpool for much of the current campaign over a new contract.

Having rejected a lucrative £100,000-a-week deal, Sterling came out publicly to try to justify his actions but only served to alienate himself from the Anfield faithful.

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His current contract, which sees him earn £35,000-a-week, expires in 2017 and won't leave Liverpool under intense pressure to sell this summer.

But Sterling is expected to tell Rodgers and chief executive Ian Ayre in a meeting on Friday that he no longer wants to play for the club and would like to chance to leave this summer.

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Selling for the right price

Liverpool will have to sell the England international this summer if they want to get full market value for him.

With two-years on his contract, the Reds would hope to sell Sterling for around £50m, but will have sell him to a Premier League rival to generate such a sum.

Arsenal and Manchester City are the only teams in the Premier League currently monitoring Sterling's situation but Manchester United and Chelsea have been linked in the recent past.

Real Madrid have also been linked with a move, but the Spanish club won't appreciate the extra value that comes with Sterling's homegrown status.

The reports

While Liverpool fans will be hoping this story has been blown out of proportion, it seems that some form of information has been linked to the press.

The same story has been spread across a number of Britain's leading publications meaning someone in Sterling's camp wanted this story out today.

Where should he go?

If Sterling's decision is about money then Manchester City seems the obvious choice. Manuel Pellegrini probably has more money to offer than Arsenal despite their struggles with financial fair play.

However, so many England internationals have fallen by the wayside at the Etihad that surely Sterling would be wise enough to reject a move.

Jack Rodwell, Joleon Lescott and Scott Sinclair have all seen their careers tail off after becoming bit-part players for the Citizens and the same fate could fall on Sterling.


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