City have £25m Sterling bid rejected
By Ric Turner, Fri 12 June 2015 10:45
Blues expected to return with improved offer
City have had a bid of £25m plus add-ons for Raheem Sterling turned down by Liverpool. The Merseyside club are believed to value the England forward at around £50m.
Sterling has two years remaining on his contract, but has rejected Liverpool's offer to extend the deal. Tensions between the player and the club escalated last month when his agent Aidy Ward said that Sterling would not sign a new contract "even if they offered him £900,000 a week".
City have been monitoring Sterling's situation and are keen to attract young English talent in order to fulfill home grown quota rules. With James Milner, Scott Sinclair and Frank Lampard leaving the club, the Blues currently only have three recognised home grown players in the first team squad.
Chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak stated this week that the Blues will be bringing in "high-quality individuals" this summer as they bid to reclaim the Premier League trophy. It is expected that City will return with an improved bid for Sterling in the coming days.