Transfer Balls: Liverpool price Raheem Sterling at £50m to Manchester United and £60m to Arsenal
Transfer Balls presents a round-up of today’s Raheem Sterling news.
The Express lead with news that Liverpool will sell Raheem Sterling if “Arsenal or Man City make a £50m offer”. Readers are told:
The figure being mentioned within Anfield is £50 million – one which would make interested parties like Manchester City, Chelsea and Manchester United probably think twice.
Yeah, probably. Or probably not.
The Mail hears from unnamed sources who are talking of a £60m fee.
Liverpool have put a £60million price on Raheem Sterling’s head after the England star insisted he wants to leave Anfield this summer.
Whereas £50m was making clubs think twice about Raheem Sterling in the Express, the Mail says Arsenal says “keen” to do business at £60m. Oh, and the Mail says Sterling us “rated at £45m”.
And Arsenal will surely get Sterling because the Star reports:
“Starsport have been told that Sterling would love to return to London – and the Gunners in particular.”
Told by whom? We’re not told. It could be anyone: you, me, them, The Blues Bothers, anyone.
The Sunday Times reports that Liverpool are lining up a £30m bid for Aston Villa’s Christian Benteke. The paper says Liverpool hope Benteke and other signings will ” help persuade Raheem Sterling to sign a new contract”. No, not a new contract at Manchester City – a new deal at Anfield.
Such are the facts.