Raheem Sterling to Manchester United: Louis van Gaal 'makes first move' for Liverpool forward... but Reds reject move

Multiple reports state that United have made an enquiry for the forward

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Manchester United have made the first move for unhappy Liverpool forward Raheem Sterling, according to multiple back pages this morning.

The Times, Daily Mail , Daily Telegraph and Daily Star all report on their back pages that Manchester United have submitted an enquiry for the 20-year-old, who has also been linked to Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester City this week after revealing he wanted to leave Anfield.

Liverpool are believed to have rejected the move from their bitter rivals, telling Louis van Gaal that there is no chance they are going to do business with the club, even if he was for sale.

The last player to move directly from one club to the other was when Phil Chisnall joined Liverpool from United in 1964.

The Telegraph also state that any interested party would have to bid much more than £40milllion for the England international.

Liverpool's American owners could make drastic changes to the club's transfer committee and are seeking answers to the failed signings of last summer.