Manchester City will make a third bid for Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling this week, according to The Telegraph.
The Reds have already rejected two bids for Sterling from Manuel Pellegrini’s side, believed to have been £30 million and £40 million, whilst rumours Edin Dzeko was offered in return never came to fruition.
Now City are set to put a third bid on the table for England international Sterling, however The Telegraph journalists John Percy and Mark Ogden say Liverpool will hold out for their £50 million valuation of the 20-year-old.
After a turbulent year of speculation over his future and having rejected a £100,000-per-week deal from Liverpool, Sterling returns from holiday this week to begin pre-season training on Merseyside.
The Reds then jet off for a tour of friendlies which will see them play in Thailand, Australia, Malaysia and Finland before their 2015/16 Premier League campaign kicks off on August 9th.
Hunter claims the 18-year-old would cost the Reds around £500,000 from Internacional.
And the Daily Mail say Liverpool’s pursuit of Christian Benteke has ground to a halt, with the Reds insisting Aston Villa drop their £32.5 million valuation, which is also a buyout clause in the Belgian international’s contract.
Benteke has reportedly been the Reds’ major striking transfer target this summer, although the chase to sign him may rumble on yet.