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Liverpool have agreed to sell Raheem Sterling to Manchester City for €68 million - reports

He will become the most expensive English player of all time.

Sterling has got his wish as he leaves Anfield.
Sterling has got his wish as he leaves Anfield.
Image: Adam Davy

THE SUMMER’S LONGEST running transfer saga appears to have reached its conclusion with Liverpool agreeing to sell wantaway forward Raheem Sterling to Manchester City for €68 million (£49 million).

The 20-year-old’s move to the Ethiad Stadium is subject to a medical and contract negotiations, according to widespread reports this evening.

His move will see him overtake Andy Carroll as the most expensive English player.

Sterling didn’t travel with the rest of the Liverpool squad for their pre-season tour of Asia and Australia on Sunday morning despite being originally named in their 30-man squad.

The England international has been at the centre of a contract stand-off after he turned down a new £100,000-a-week offer by the Anfield hierarchy in April.

Since then, his future has been a source of endless speculation with various clubs linked with the former QPR winger – Man City had two previous bids rejected.

As his relationship with Brendan Rodgers and Liverpool became increasingly fraught, it was almost inevitably that Sterling would get his wish and force a move away from Merseyside.

He was absent from the first two days of pre-season during the week due to illness but rejoined his team-mates on Friday.

It’s expected he’ll undergo a medical at Eastlands in the next 24 hours.

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