English Premiership

City confident of Sterling deal

2015-07-07 12:07
Raheem Sterling (Supplied)
Raheem Sterling (Supplied)

Cape Town - Manchester City are reportedly ready to launch a third and final bid to sign Liverpool's England international Raheem Sterling.

City are ready to meet the Reds valuation of Sterling, according to the Daily Star.

Manchester City chairman Khaldoon Al-Mubarak has reportedly given the green light to offer Liverpool £45 million in cash - plus £5 million in add-ons for Sterling's signature.

Sterling return to training at Liverpool's Melwood base yesterday but is now tipped to seal a transfer to Premier League rivals Manchester City before the season starts on August 8.

The Citizens leave for their pre-season tour on Thursday but expect a deal for Sterling to be completed shortly which will see the starlet link up with his new teammates halfway through their pre-season preparations.

Sterling's refusal to pen a new long-term £100,000-a-week deal at Anfield has forced the Merseyside giants to cash in on the England international and have held firm on their £50 million valuation - which City will now match.

Should the offer be accepted, Sterling would become the most expensive English signing to date with City officials confident that agreeing personal terms will be a formality.

Liverpool brought Sterling to Anfield for just £600 000 in 2010 when they lured him from the Queens Park Rangers’ academy and the pacey winger has gone on to become a regular feature for both club and country in recent seasons. 


What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

29 October 2016
Sunderland v Arsenal, Stadium of Light 13:30
Manchester United v Burnley, Old Trafford 16:00
Middlesbrough v Bournemouth, Riverside Stadium 16:00
West Bromwich Albion v Manchester City, The Hawthorns 16:00
Watford v Hull City, Vicarage Road 16:00
Tottenham Hotspur v Leicester City, White Hart Lane 16:00
Crystal Palace v Liverpool, Selhurst Park 18:30
30 October 2016
Everton v West Ham United, Goodison Park 15:30
Southampton v Chelsea, St. Mary's Stadium 18:00
31 October 2016
Stoke City v Swansea City, Britannia Stadium 22:00
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

Who will claim the Premier League title at the end of the 2016/17 season?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.