Relegated QPR set to profit from any Raheem Sterling sale at Liverpool

Queens Park Rangers will be handed a payout from Liverpool if winger Raheem Sterling leaves the club this summer.

Sterling’s future at the Merseyside club has been an ever present issue since the turn of the year, prompting a number of top European and fellow Premier League clubs to show interest in making a summer move.

The Reds have been keen to agree a new, improved and extended deal with the England international, but talks between the Jamaica-born attacker and officials have come to a standstill.

Reds boss Brendan Rodgers wants to keep hold of Sterling, who has a contract until 2017, but negotiations over a new deal worth £100,000 per week have not progressed – per the BBC.

The winger is expected to call time on his career at Anfield at the end of the season and it could spell good news for relegated side Queens Park Rangers.

Sterling moved to Merseyside from QPR in a deal worth £500,000 back in 2010, which included a 20-per-cent sell-on clause if he was sold to another English club and, according to the Daily Mail, Chris Ramsey's side could receive a fee of £12.5m.

Sterling's agent Aidy Ward believes his client is worth £50m and with Manchester City and Arsenal showing increased interest in the 20-year-old – per the Daily Star - the relegated outfit could be set to receive a much welcome payout, considering they are locked in legal proceedings over a breach of Financial Fair Play rules.

Sterling was heavily booed by supporters when receiving his Young Player of the Year award at Liverpool's end of season awards ceremony on Tuesday, which could edge him ever closer to an Anfield exit.

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