The Raheem Sterling transfer saga is showing no signs of stopping it’s pursuit of driving the footballing world completely insane.
So here’s the latest news…
Martin Skrtel has agreed a new deal with Liverpool
Manchester City have already had two bids for Raheem Sterling, including a £40m offer, rejected by Liverpool, who rate the youngster at £50m – and we’re apparently unwilling to budge on the valuation, says the Daily Star.
But the same report reckons that City have already tried to tempt us into business with the offer of one or more of three players into the deal.
These are forwards Edin Dzeko, Stevan Jovetic and Alvaro Negredo.
The Liverpool Echo already reported the Dzeko wasn’t interested in an Anfield switch, but we find it a little strange that we wouldn’t even consider a deal for Jovetic, and maybe even Negredo as well.
Jovetic is talented, but simply hasn’t been given a proper chance at the Eithad – while Negredo bagged 23 goals in all competitions during his only Premier League season.
If we’re going to lose Sterling, it’s important for us to bring in adequate replacements as soon as possible. We reckon Jovetic would ease the pain of his departure, but if this report is to believed, the club don’t.