Manchester City have made their final bid offer for star midfielder Raheem Sterling, but they have decided to raise the stakes a little.
After making an offer of £40m, the Citizens have decided to raise their bid to £44m for the Liverpool wonderkid, according to The Express.
This may not be as tempting for the Reds as Man City are hoping though.
Liverpool have been reported to value their 20-year-old asset at £50m and are refusing to budge until a bid in that range is made.
Luckily for Man City, Sterling does not want to remain in Anfield.
The Reds may have no choice but to be flexible in their negotiations.
However, Man City have already failed in two bid attempts as they had offers worth £25m and £35m rejected by Liverpool.
The Professional Footballers’ Association are attempting to ease the tension between Sterling and the Reds, who will not let Sterling get away easily.
It remains to be seen whether Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers will be willing to put up with the drama or cave in to Man City’s final offer.