Raheem Sterling transfer news: Manchester City 'make contact' with Liverpool over £50m transfer

The forward rejected a new contact with Liverpool

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Manchester City officials have made contact with Liverpool over the £50m signing of Raheem Sterling, according to reports.

The Sun have claimed that during the annual meeting of the league yesterday, Etihad Stadium chiefs told their Merseyside counterparts that Sterling is one of their main transfer targets this summer.

Sterling, who has two years left on his contract and recently rejected a new £100,00 a week deal, is also wanted by Manchester United and Real Madrid.

The news comes as his team-mate Jordan Henderson says that he hopes his Liverpool and England team-mate stays at Anfield.

"Raheem Sterling is a fantastic player and he's been brilliant for England, I hope he will stay at Liverpool," Henderson said today.

 

Some Liverpool fans made their feelings towards Sterling known on the final day of the campaign when they heckled him from the stands in the warm-up before the Reds' embarrassing 6-1 defeat at Stoke.

Henderson has defended his team-mate, though, insisting he is a "great professional."

The Liverpool midfielder said: "One thing I love about him is that he's a great person and a great lad.

"He's getting a lot of criticism because of the contract situation, but he's first-class as a person, all the lads love him whether it's with England or Liverpool.

"He's a great professional. His work ethic is fantastic. He works as hard as he can and wants to improve all the time."

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