After Manchester United has formally made an initial move on young striker Raheem Sterling, Liverpool is said to have rejected the offer.
Earlier, it has been reported that United has made an initial enquiry about the 20-year old player for a possible transfer negotiation. This was the first time in the last few months that the Red Devils has made any real move on the embattled player after they have reportedly shown interest in getting him to their ranks.
However, sources revealed that Liverpool has vehemently rejected the initial enquiry made by the people from Old Trafford. The Reds have expressed several times that they do not want to sell the winger at any cost. However, former Reds director of football Damien Comolli has warned the team that not selling Sterling would mean that he would be eligible to be a free transfer at the end of his contract. The former director said that this is something that the team does not want to happen.
Sterling has been in a contract impasse in the last few months after he rejected a £100,000-a-week offer coming from the team, insisting that he should be given £150,000 instead. Earlier this week, it was reported that the winger has already decided to inform Anfield of his decision to leave. However, Sterling’s agent Aidy Ward was quick to clarify that they have not yet come to that and said that the upcoming meeting with team chief execu8tive Ian Ayre is simply to further discuss his ward’s current situation.
Meanwhile, retired striker Thierry Henry warned Sterling that he is only destroying his career with the ongoing contract drama. Henry noted that the 20-year old should not have talked about his contract disputes in public, as it would severely affect perception of him by the fans. He also advised Sterling to “stay clear of those who do not have his best interests in mind”.