The Daily Mail reports that Liverpool forward Raheem Sterling could force his way out of Anfield this summer, costing the club up to £25million while saving potential interested parties such as Manchester City and Chelsea the same amount.
Under Premier League regulations the 20-year-old is entitled to ‘buy-out’ the last year of his current contract which runs out in 2017.
This would mean that the fee Liverpool could command for Sterling would dramatically reduce.
The Reds insist they will stand their ground and not be forced into selling Sterling at the end of the current campaign.
However, the Anfield outfit may have to think again if Sterling and his advisers decide to go ahead with buying out the remainder of his contract.
It is understood Liverpool value Sterling as high as £50 million given his age, talent and potential.
Brendan Rodgers’s side face Aston Villa in the semi-finals of the FA Cup at Wembley on Sunday.
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