Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini revealed that he believes only a bid of £100million can cause Raheem Sterling and Liverpool to part ways, according to reports from the Mirror.
The Chilean boss admitted that signing English players are very important for teams in the Premier League, but has blasted the quality and price of the existing ones.
Pellegrini sees that the only way to gain the services of Sterling is to make a mega bid, while also adding that Wayne Rooney is the only other top player in the country.
“It is important to have English players but can you sign them?” he said.
“Can you get [Raheem] Sterling? Maybe if you go to Liverpool with £100m you can. If I want an English player in the position of [David] Silva who is there? Maybe [Wayne] Rooney, but who else?”
He also took to time to praise James Milner, who is being linked with a move to Anfield, but is trying to keep him at the Etihad due to his immense versatility.
“Whatever position I put him in he plays well: at full-back – which is the only place he doesn’t like playing – attacking midfield, wide, or as a striker.”
Milner and the club are currently negotiating terms over a new deal, but the English midfielder is worried he won’t be playing regular first-team football if he stays at City.