Liverpool has rejected a £25 million plus add-ons bid from Manchester City for want to get away star Raheem Sterling who the Reds value more in the £50 million ballpark.
The 20-year-old England international is under contract at Anfield until 2017, but has already turned down a deal to sign a new contract with the club worth £100,000 per-week, some £65,000 per-week more than he currently makes.
The bid by Manchester City comes just one day after club chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak promised that the Citizens were going to bring in quality new players in order not only to win the Premiership title again, but also the Champions League.
“You will see us in the market bringing in high-quality individuals that fit within what we are aspiring to,” he said.
“We want a squad which is able and has the capability and quality to win the Premier League, to compete and win the Champions League and be able to go all the way in two cup competitions in England.”
Meanwhile City goalkeeper Joe Hart the only English player in manager Manuel Pellegrini’s team believes that the club is looking to sign home-grown players this summer to help comply with Uafa rules.
“With home-grown rules, it will be top of their list to bring in English players or to promote some of the young lads,” he said.