London - Raheem Sterling will be left behind when Liverpool fly out Sunday for Thailand fuelling speculation that a move to Premier League rivals Manchester City is imminent.
The 'want away' England striker was on Saturday named in Liverpool's 30-man squad for their tour of Thailand, Australia and Malaysia, but fresh developments mean he will not board the plane.
While there is no deal in place, talks are sufficiently advanced that Sterling will stay behind to see if a transfer can be completed.
Various reports in the British media suggest City are close to securing Sterling after having a £40m offer for the unsettled 20-year-old rejected by Anfield several days ago.
It is believed that only an astronomical offer of at least £50mcould persuade Liverpool to consider letting the gifted youngster leave.
Sterling's refusal to commit to Liverpool has angered the club's supporters, who jeered him at an end of season awards dinner.