Serie A champions Juventus have entered the race to sign Liverpool contract rebel Raheem Sterling, according to recent reports.
The England international has caused transfer mayhem by rejecting a new contract from current club and branding the offer as a joke and disrespectful.
The winger, who has been superb for The Reds the past two seasons, was offered a contract extension believed to be worth around £80k-a-week, but he snubbed the deal and demanded more money from the club.
However, he then took part in an interview with BBC and revealed that it's not about the money, it's about being at the right club and being at a club that will compete for trophies on a regular basis.
Sterling also confirmed that he won't hold any further contract talks with Liverpool until the summer at the earliest.
Premier League Interest
After his controversial interview, Sterling has been linked with shock moves to Premier League rivals Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City, all whom are deemed more competitive than The Reds.
Brendan Rodgers' side crashed out of the Capital One Cup and the FA Cup at the Semi-Final stages, whilst back-to-back defeats against Manchester United and Arsenal have all-but ended their hopes of a top-four finish and a place in next year's Champions League.
With Liverpool rocked with Sterling, Juventus are in a similar boat with their star-asset Paul Pogba.
Paul Pogba Replacement
The French midfielder is expected to leave the club in the near-future with several European giants all linked with signing him at the end of the season, and with big funds expected to be made, The Old Lady are keen to reinvest it into their squad.
According to reports, Oscar was Juve's number-one summer target, but after Jose Mourinho ruled out any possible move for the Brazilian, their attentions have turned elsewhere.
Although Sterling is not a replacement for Pogba, officials at Juve are still keen on signing the pacey winger and are confident they can strike a deal with Liverpool due to being in a different league and not being direct rivals.
Serie A Move
Officials at Anfield won't want to see Sterling join Arsenal, City or Chelsea, so a move to Juve could be beneficial for both parties.
Massimo Allegri and Juve are holding out for around £55million for Pogba, and are believed to be willing to use £50m of that to lure Sterling to Italy.
Whether the Englishman is interested in a move to Serie A is yet to be revealed, but one thing is for sure, he will be fighting for trophies if he chooses the Old Lady. Juve have won the Serie A three times in a row and are all-but certain of winning it again this year.
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