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As Liverpool reject Manchester City’s £40 million offer for Raheem Sterling, the money men at the Etihad plot another offer, while also putting together a deal to lure Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere to move up to Manchester as the club tries to boost its number of home-grown players.

City is expected to make Arsenal a £30 million offer for England’s two goal here against Slovenia last weekend, but it will not be enough to get the 23-year-old midfielder packing his bags for a move north with a much higher offer needed before cash solvent Arsenal would even consider making a deal.

As for Sterling Liverpool’s American owners have told City that there are not desperate to sell the 20-year-old but would listen to an all cash offer of £50 million after having already rejecting deals that included either Edin Dzeko or Stevan Jovetic and cash being used as a way to sign the England forward.

Manchester City has however managed to sign one young English player in the form of Fulham’s highly-rated 18-year-old Patrick Roberts for £8 million, but given his young age is likely to send him out on loan for a season or two.