Manchester United have joined their local rivals Manchester City, and North London giants Arsenal, in the race for Liverpool’s want away star Raheem Sterling, according to reports published today in The Telegraph.
Sterling informed manager Brendan Rodgers of his intention to leave Anfield this summer and is set for crunch talks with his boss, and chief executive Ian Ayre, tomorrow- ahead of a summer window where he plans to vacate the Merseyside outfit.
The 20-year-old England international was booed at a Liverpool awards ceremony this week, where he picked up the honour for Young Player Of The Year, and is valued at around £35m by his current employers, where he has two-years remaining on his current deal.
However, Manchester United’s attempt to lure Sterling across the North West was quickly rejected by Liverpool who face the wrath of their loyal support due to their strong and historic rivalry with the Red Devils.
Sterling is likely to leave this summer but a move to Louis Van Gaal’s side would come as a major shock, with a move to City or Arsenal more likely.