Manchester United reveal shocking bid for Liverpool star Raheem Sterling
Manchester United are considering a shocking bid for Liverpool rebel Raheem Sterling. Reports of Manchester United’s surprise interest in the teenage surfaced after Liverpool hit a bump on the road to ensure Raheem Sterling’s future at the club.
Sir Alex Ferguson wants Raheem Sterling as long-term replacement for Manchester United’s out of favor Portuguese winger Nani. Well, the Old Trafford boss actually has a chance of stealing the 17-year-old from their archrivals as Raheem Sterling is questioning his contract extension with Liverpool.
Liverpool and Raheem Sterling are currently at the table negotiating over a new contract. The England international was up for a new contract after being made a permanent member of Liverpool’s first team. However, the negotiations have fallen apart over the new salary of the youngster.
Clubs insiders have revealed that Raheem Sterling is demanding as much as £50,000 per week from Liverpool, but the Merseyside club is willing to offer no more than £30,000 per week. No official statements on this topic have been made by Liverpool or Raheem Sterling, but it’s clear that the contract negotiations have taken a serious blow.
A number of clubs will be in pursuit of Raheem Sterling during the January transfer window. Top notch clubs from Europe such as Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus, and Arsenal are already being linked with moves for the youngster.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has asked Raheem Sterling to focus on football rather than worrying about his salary. However, the stalled talks between the club and the player are fueling speculation about an away move.
Manchester United Sir Alex Ferguson is keen on kicking out Nani from his squad during the January transfer window. Rife rumors suggest the Scotsman is already looking for buyers, which means Manchester United will probably sign in a new winger this fall.
Any moves between Liverpool and Manchester United are guaranteed to be an acrimonious one. The last direct transfer between Liverpool and Manchester United occurred almost 50 years ago in the form of Phil Chisnall.
Since then there have been very rare cases of players switching allegiances between these two clubs. The indirect transfer sagas of Michael Owen and Gabriel Heinze are two good examples of how bitter things can become between Liverpool and Manchester United.