The Mirror claim “Louis van Gaal refuses to give up on Sterling, and United will further test the Anfield chiefs’ resolve by tabling a bid in the next few days.”
As the Raheem Sterling transfer saga rumbles on, quite why United need Sterling having just signed Memphis Depay, a player of similar attributes and position, is baffling.
The report also states that Sterling would prefer a move back to London.
Liverpool want £40 million to £50 million for the 20-year-old, who is currently missing out on £65,000 per week by not signing a new contract at Anfield.
— Nick Sutton (@suttonnick) June 3, 2015
Earlier on Wednesday, former Reds’ boss Rafa Benitez – who was in charge when the Reds signed Sterling from QPR as a 15-year-old – refused to be drawn on reports linking Real Madrid with Sterling.
Benitez was unveiled as the new boss at the Bernabeu, replacing Carlo Ancelotti.
“We admire Raheem, that’s no secret – but he is not one of our players so I can’t really comment on him,” the Spaniard said.