GUARDIAN – Manchester City ponder fresh Raheem Sterling bid after Liverpool reject £40m

• If met, Liverpool’s £50m valuation would mean record fee for City• City also have £5m offer for Fulham’s Patrick Roberts rejectedManchester City are contemplating whether to make a third offer for Raheem Sterling and may have to make him the most expensive signing of the Abu Dhabi era after another unsuccessful attempt to persuade Liverpool to sell the England international, this time with a financial package of £40m.City’s second bid comprised an initial £35m plus another £5m in potential add-ons and was a £10m increase on their initial offer last week, signifying the club’s determination to avoid what is already a sensitive issue at Anfield from dragging on all summer. Continue reading…