Chelsea are on red alert after Liverpool ace Raheem Sterling turned down the offer of a new contract at Anfield for the second time, according to the Express.
The 20-year-old is being offered the chance to earn a massive pay rise up to more than £70,000-per-week to commit his future to the Merseyside club.
However for the second time he's turned down that option, and that has raised the possibility of a move to Chelsea. Although Liverpool remain confident that he will agree a deal worth £90,000-per-week in the future, the Blues interest may cause some concern.
Sterling, who hasn't quite reached the level he achieved last season as Liverpool secured second place in the Premier League, remains one of Liverpool's most potent threats given the absence of Daniel Sturridge through injury.
The England international has never suggested he is unhappy at Liverpool but a move to Chelsea, who currently sit at the top of the table, may be tempting. News of Chelsea's interest is also likely to help his position when it comes to sitting around the negotiating table with Liverpool once more.
Boss Brendan Rodgers said: "It is something the club are speaking with his representatives on and I would think that would be concluded very imminently.
"The player is very happy. It (the delay) is nothing to do with Raheem, he wants to be here so hopefully we get the solution on that very soon."
Real Madrid have also been linked with a move for Sterling in the past, and that plus Chelsea's interest could help bump a potential new deal at Liverpool up to more than £100,000-per-week.
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