GUARDIAN – Football transfer rumours: Raheem Sterling to Manchester City for £30m?

Today’s ramblings reckon you should be glad they’re even hereRaheem Sterling, who is surely only days away from being unmasked as the ruthless mastermind behind a shadowy empire of tearaway footballers, could be on his way to Manchester City. The champions – come on, we may as well call them that while we still can – are planning to test Liverpool’s resolve with a £30m bid for the 20-year-old as soon as the transfer window opens. This is gearing up to be one of the all-time great sagas, given added spice by the rumblings about Liverpool’s interest in Theo Walcott. But is Walcott about to begin contract talks with Arsenal? Possibly. And are Arsenal after James Milner? Possibly.In less troubling news for Liverpool, Sampdoria want Mario Balotelli, while Brendan Rodgers has also identified a new goalkeeper: Sporting Lisbon’s Rui Patrício. Farewell, Simon Mignolet. Continue reading…