Liverpool have announced this afternoon that they are cancelling contract negotiations with England forward Raheem Sterling and his representative Aidy Ward.
Tensions have increased between the player and the Anfield club this week, after it emerged he would be seeking a summer exit.
As reported by the Evening Standard, Ward has been quoted as saying such is Sterling's eagerness to leave that: "£900K-a-week would not keep him at Anfield."
Sterling's isolation from the club has increased in recent weeks and the booing he received from fans this week - whilst collecting his Young Player of the Year Award at the club's internal awards - is likely to have furthered his desire to leave.
Sterling is rumoured to have rejected a £100,000-per-week contract offer by the club and supporters have become frustrated at what they believe is a lack of respect from Sterling, who despite an impressive campaign in 2013-14, has only managed six goals in 2015.
This latest development is likely to increase the interest in Sterling from domestic rivals Arsenal, Manchester City and Chelsea. With Sterling also causing interest on the continent, as both Bayern Munich and reigning European champions Real Madrid are reportedly keen.
However, despite the contract stand off, Liverpool are unlikely to allow Sterling to leave for less than £25 million - a substantial profit for a player they signed for £5 million from QPR as a 15-year-old.
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