Will it be Liverpool, London or Manchester for Sterling next season…
The latest twist in the Raheem Sterling contract saga came late last night, when it was suggested that the 20-year-old could consider buying out a portion of the time remaining on his current deal in order to force a move.
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According to the Daily Mail, it would cost the youngster just £1.7m to remove the final year of his contract, which is currently set to run until the summer of 2017.
As a result, Sterling would have just one, rather than two years remaining on his deal, boosting the possibilities of a move away from Anfield this summer and great reducing our asking price.
A player with just twelve months remaining on his contract will inevitably go as part of a cut-price deal, with the selling club anxious to avoid losing their star on a free transfer the following summer.
The Mail believes that either Chelsea or Manchester City could get a deal done for a little as £25m if this scenario were to play out, with the concept all above board and approved by Premier League regulations.
Brendan Rodgers is by all accounts still desperate to hang onto one of the world’s brightest young talents, despite a growing air of frustration among the Anfield faithful, who seem to be understandably sick of such stories.