Liverpool plot audacious move to sign £49.6m Bayern star following Sterling sale

Liverpool are looking to spend the money raised from the £49million sale of Raheem Sterling to Manchester City to fund a move for Bayern Munich star Mario Gotze, according to reports from the Metro.

The 23-year-old is being tipped to leave the Bundesliga champions amid speculation that the player has fallen out with the club’s senior management.

He has been left frustrated after being dropped for the more important matches last season with his agent Volker Struth criticising the way his client was being treated by the club.

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The forward also admitted that he is keen on leaving Germany for a chance to play abroad, with a move to the Premier League a very possible destination.

“I think that playing abroad might be a good experience for me: new languages, new cultures. I might like it. Let’s see what the future holds,” he said.

However, the Reds will not be able to use the full £49million raised by Sterling’s sale given that they must pay about £9million to Queens Park Rangers as part of a previous agreement made ahead of his move to Anfield.

Despite feeling unsettled last season, the Germany international managed to net 15 goals while providing another seven assists from a total of 48 appearances in all competitions.