Liverpool will not sell Raheem Sterling to Manchester United or Arsenal, according to The Sun.
However, The Sun has now reported that Liverpool will not sell the youngster to either United or Arsenal, and will demand over £50 million as transfer fee from any club interested in signing him.
“We want to keep Raheem and only a massive offer would make them think about selling it — and it would not be to United or Arsenal,” The Sun quotes a club source as saying.
If indeed Liverpool can maintain their stance of not selling Sterling to their Premier League rivals, then kudos to them.
Sterling is one of the best young players in Europe, and losing him in the summer will weaken Liverpool.
Selling the Englishman to a direct Premier League rival is only going to make things worse for the Merseyside outfit, who have relieved heavily for creativity on the 20-year-old for almost two years.
However, if Arsenal and United are genuinely keen on Sterling and make moves in the summer, then it will be tough for Liverpool to keep hold of the youngster.
Both Arsenal and United are in a better position to offer Sterling regular Champions League football and the chance to win trophies, and will also be able to pay him more.