Manchester City are preparing to launch their third offer for Liverpool star Raheem Sterling, reports The Telegraph.
The Citizens have already seen offers worth £30million and £40m knocked back by their Premier League counterparts but they are prepared to pay even more.
Liverpool’s transfer committee are determined to get every penny of their £50m asking price but it is not clear whether Manchester City’s renewed bid will meet it.
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What is clear is Manuel Pellegrini’s determination to land one of England’s brightest young talents this summer.
Manchester City have a severe lack of homegrown-qualified stars in their current squad and want Sterling to lead a massive transfer spree on the best of British talent.
Determined to leave
They want to seal a deal for Sterling soon and are expected to pursue transfers for a number of other players before the start of the new season.
Sterling himself looks determined to leave Liverpool after rejecting their offer of £100,000-a-week earlier this year.
Premier League interest
The England international was said to be angling for a move back to London where he grew up and both Arsenal and Chelsea have been accredited with an interest.
However, neither are likely to compete with Manchester City on a financial level and it will be down to Sterling, 20, to decide whether his potential can be fulfilled at the Etihad Stadium.