Liverpool have knocked back a £30m bid from Premier League rivals Manchester City for Raheem Sterling, according to reports.
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While the Reds have not given up hope of keeping hold of the England international, Sterling is believed to have knocked back a new and improved £100k-a-week deal with the club.
The player’s agent Aidy Ward said his client would not be re-signing at Anfield however Liverpool bosses have valued the 20-year-old at £50m.
According to The Times, the Reds have knocked back a £25m up-front offer, with a potential £5m in future payments.
Sterling is believed to also have interest from Arsenal, Chelsea, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich, but it remains to be seen if any club will go near Liverpool’s valuation.
If Liverpool choose not to sell this summer, the club runs the risk of allowing Sterling to run down his contract, potentially decreasing his value.
Sterling is contracted to Liverpool until 2017.