Manchester City have made a final £40million offer to sign Liverpool attacker Raheem Sterling after seeing their initial bid rejected, according to reports from ESPNFC.
After Sterling’s contract standoff with the club, the midfielder has been heavily linked with an exit, alerting the likes of City, Arsenal, and even Real Madrid.
And the Sky Blues have acted quickly by reportedly submitting a £30million bid for the England international last week, only to have it rejected by the Merseyside club.
City have therefore increased their offer, and hope that it is enough to persuade the Reds to sell the 20-year-old winger.
English players have become a priority at the Etihad Stadium, with the club requiring to have a minimum number of homegrown players in their squad.
And while Sterling is their main target, the Citizens are also eyeing Aston Villa ace Fabian Delph, who is being seen as an adequate alternative to Paul Pogba.
Sterling made 52 appearances in all competitions last season, scoring 11 goals.