Manchester City have had a £25 million bid for England and Liverpool forward, Raheem Sterling turned down, according to BBC Sport.
The 20-year-old has been the subject of ongoing speculation over the last few months, after declaring that he would not be signing a new contract.
The upcoming talent rejected a £100,000-a-week deal from his club recently and stated he was not “money grabbing”, but rather had the desire to play in the Champions League and win trophies, something he feels would not be achieved at Anfield.
City’s bid of £25m plus add-ons was reportedly shunned as the Reds value him at an incredible £50m. Sterling, who is also attracting interest from rivals Manchester United, Arsenal and European giants Real Madrid, still has two years of his current contract remaining.
City’s bid comes after their chairman, Khaldoon Al Mubarak, promised to invest in players to wrestle back the Premier League crown and perform better in Europe.
“You will see us in the market bringing in high-quality individuals that fit within what we are aspiring to,” he said to the BBC.
Earlier last month Liverpool boss Brendan Rodges said he expected Sterling to see out the rest of his deal, but the club may have to see another star leave after Luis Suarez’s departure last summer.
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